Informed consent by proxy. An issue in research with elderly patients.

Abstract

The need for clinical study of patients in nursing homes is growing as this population grows; yet many of these patients are mentally incompetent to give informed consent for such research, and the decision must therefore be left to family members or other proxies. We studied the decisions by the proxies for 168 patients in nursing homes about whether to… (More)

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