Futile care theory (as I call it) or medical futility allows doctors to unilaterally refuse wanted life-sustaining treatment based on the physician’s values.
An amazing technical accomplishment, it also elicits dread.
The Massachusetts Medical Society wants their pro-life colleagues, and those who believe in the Hippocratic Oath, to be forced to violate religious and moral beliefs.
A healthy elderly couple in India is asking for joint euthanasia because their lives are of no use.
We are often awed at the medical miracles that save so many of our lives and alleviate unquantifiable levels of human suffering.