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dc.creatorSundram, Clarence J.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:21:24Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:21:24Zen
dc.date.created1988-05-26en
dc.date.issued1988-05-26en
dc.identifier10.1056/NEJM198805263182105en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationNew England Journal of Medicine. 1988 May 26; 318(21): 1368-1373.en
dc.identifier.issn0028-4793en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Informed+Consent+for+Major+Medical+Treatment+of+Mentally+Disabled+people&title=New+England+Journal+of+Medicine.+&volume=318&issue=21&pages=1368-1373&date=1988&au=Sundram,+Clarence+J.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198805263182105en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/729742en
dc.description.abstractThe author describes a pilot program, authorized by the New York legislature and administered by the New York State Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled, to obtain surrogate consent to major medical treatment for incompetent mentally disabled persons without family members or legal guardians. Volunteer, informal, interdisciplinary committees constitute the decision making bodies. Sundrum concludes that, based on the results of the first year's operation of the program and its generally favorable reception by health care providers and advocates for the mentally disabled, these volunteer committees are an effective alternative to judicial decision making. He suggests that this type of program may be applicable to other groups of incompetent persons who lack surrogate decision makers. (KIE abstract)en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/26294en
dc.subjectAlternativesen
dc.subjectClinical Ethicsen
dc.subjectClinical Ethics Committeesen
dc.subjectCompetenceen
dc.subjectConsenten
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectDisabled Personsen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectEthics Committeesen
dc.subjectEvaluationen
dc.subjectFamily Membersen
dc.subjectGovernmenten
dc.subjectGuardiansen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectInformed Consenten
dc.subjectInstitutionalized Personsen
dc.subjectLegal Aspectsen
dc.subjectLegal Guardiansen
dc.subjectLegislationen
dc.subjectMentally Disabled Personsen
dc.subjectPatient Advocacyen
dc.subjectPatient Careen
dc.subjectProgram Descriptionsen
dc.subjectRisks and Benefitsen
dc.subjectState Governmenten
dc.subjectSurgeryen
dc.subjectThird Party Consenten
dc.subjectTreatment Refusalen
dc.subjectVolunteersen
dc.titleInformed Consent for Major Medical Treatment of Mentally Disabled Peopleen
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