Commentary: The Reluctant Surrogate.

  • Thomas C Foreman
  • Published 2016 in
    Cambridge quarterly of healthcare ethics : CQ…

Abstract

An individual's hesitance or outright refusal to function as a substitute decisionmaker creates a number of challenges for treating teams, as is highlighted by the case of KS. It is not uncommon for individuals who suddenly find themselves in the role of substitute decisionmaker (SDM) to experience feelings of inadequacy or of being overwhelmed. The natural… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/S0963180115000638

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