Deciding for others.


Journal Article (Review)

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

  • January 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 64 / Suppl. 2

Start / End Page

  • 17 - 94

PubMed ID

  • 11649884

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11649884

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1468-0009

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0887-378X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2307/3349960


  • eng