Public confidence in institutions is eroding, including trust in our healthcare system. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine adds gravity to that slide.
Udo Schuklenk is furious at the public backlash against the forced removal of life support from Alfie Evans in the U.K.
This was about raw power. If Alfie had escaped the diktat, there would soon be others demanding their freedom too.
The Alfie Evans saga continues to roil the U.K., and it is increasingly looking like the Terri Schiavo case.
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.