Do Patients Want their Families or their Doctors to Make Treatment Decisions in the Event of Incapacity, and Why?

Abstract

BACKGROUND Current practice relies on patient-designated and next-of-kin surrogates, in consultation with clinicians, to make treatment decisions for patients who lose the ability to make their own decisions. Yet, there is a paucity of data on whether this approach is consistent with patients' preferences regarding who they want to make treatment decisions… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/23294515.2016.1182235

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