Deciding for Others

Journal Article

Decision making for incompetent elderly people is an increasingly serious issue for American society. The decision-making processes we choose will reflect choices among a number of ethical principles-those specifying the purpose of substituted judgment, those guiding the surrogate decision maker, and those used in choosing the surrogate-and depends as well on the way we construe the concept of decision-making competence.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Buchanan, A; Brock, DW

Published Date

  • 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 64 / ArticleType: research-article / Issue Title: Supplement 2: Medical Decision Making for the Demented and Dying / Full publication date: 1986 / Copyright © 1986 Milbank Memorial Fund

Start / End Page

  • 17 - 94

PubMed ID

  • 11649884

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0887-378X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2307/3349960