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Running head: RIGHT TO RECEIVING MEDICAL TREATMENT 1Right to receiving medical treatmentName of studentInstitution
RIGHT TO RECEIVING MEDICAL TREATMENT 2The scenario of medical futility among the medical authorities, especially the physicians has not only been a controversial issue but also been at the forefront when it comes to the welfareand health of a patient. Once the medical authorities have regarded some medical treatments to be futile to the patient, neither the patient nor the patient’s family has a right to insist on receiving the treatment since the physicians’ objective is to save life despite the situation. Futile involvements certainly can resonate to increase in pain and distress to the patient in the last days and or weeks of a patient’s life. Similarly, futile interventions can postpone palliative and comfort upkeep to the patient, and use limited medical resources. The goal of the medical authorities is limited to providing treatment that is by the certified standards of medical care that convene benefit to the patient and extensively to the family. Additionally, as it is the objective of this work, such choices by the medical authorities gohand in hand with some other elements such as the stand of the medical stakeholders on futile interventions, and the role of the government and its legislative substantiation on the matter. The economic implications, quality of life issues and benefits to the society on demanding or refusingfutile care are also other aspects that this work aims to empirically present. The Pros and Cons of the Stakeholders in Decision MakingIn the process of establishing or designing medical futility, the major stakeholders includethe treatment team, which is inclusive of the physicians, house staff, nurses, and social workers. The other group of stakeholders in the medical futility are the clergy, the attorney, and the ethics committee. As an advantage, the stakeholders increase the longevity by signing some medical futility policies. The policies are geared at making sure that the physicians perform their tasks