Letter: Possible Unintended Consequences of Including Equal-Priority Surrogates


Steven Perry and Arvind Venkat


         The authors consider two cases in which family members wanted treatment for a patient that the medical staff believed to be futile, in light of an article by M. O’Brien and A. Fiester, “Who’s at the Table: Moral Obligations to Equal-Priority Surrogates in Clinical Ethics Consultations,” published in The Journal of Clinical Ethics volume 25, number 4, Winter 2014.



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