When surrogate decision-making is not straightforward. Guidelines for nurse administrators.

Abstract

When ethical or pragmatic questions arise concerning surrogate decision-making, nurse administrators often are consulted, so they must be knowledgeable about current legislation as well as the surrogate decision-maker's role and ethical obligations. Case exemplars are presented in this article to facilitate the reader's awareness on how value conflicts and communication failures can complicate surrogate decision-making. Recommendations for clinical practice and research are presented.

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@article{Bosek2001WhenSD, title={When surrogate decision-making is not straightforward. Guidelines for nurse administrators.}, author={Marcia Sue Dewolf Bosek and Teresa A Savage and Lori Anne Shaw and C Renella}, journal={JONA'S healthcare law, ethics and regulation}, year={2001}, volume={3 2}, pages={47-57} }