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Palliative care: Medically futile and potentially inappropriate therapies of questionable benefit

Authors

Laura Miller-Smith, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

John D Lantos, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Thaddeus M Pope, JD, PhD

Director, Health Law Institute

Professor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law (Saint Paul, MN)

Section Editor

Robert M Arnold, MD

Editor-in-Chief — Palliative Care

Section Editor — General Principles of Palliative Care

Chief, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Deputy Editor

Diane MF Savarese, MD

Senior Deputy Editor — UpToDate

Deputy Editor — Oncology and Palliative Care

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Peer Reviewer

Reviewers are not identified on topic reviews to preserve anonymity