Legal and Licensure

Cantor NL. Can healthcare providers obtain judicial intervention against surrogates who demand "medically inappropriate" life support for incompetent patients? Crit Care Med 1996; 24:883-7.

Luce JM. Physicians do not have a responsibility to provide futile or unreasonable care if a patient or family insists. Crit Care Med 1995; 23:760-6.

Luce JM, Alpers A. Legal aspects of withholding and withdrawing life support from critically ill patients in the United States and providing palliative care to them. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2000; 162:2029-32.

Luce JM, Alpers A. End-of-life care: what do the American courts say? Crit Care Med 2001; 29:N40-5.