Treatment decision making: who should decide?

@article{Erlen1998TreatmentDM,
  title={Treatment decision making: who should decide?},
  author={Judith A. Erlen},
  journal={Orthopedic nursing},
  year={1998},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={60-4}
}
Why is someone other than a competent adult patient considered to be the person to make important treatment decisions? Since one's values influence decision making, who other than the patient should make these significant decisions? The author argues that competent adult patients should make treatment decisions because of the moral nature of these decisions… CONTINUE READING