Health Care Decision Making for Persons With Disabilities
Herr, Stanley S.
Hopkins, Barbara L.
JAMA. 1994 Apr 6; 271(13): 1017-1022.
Governments are now seeking new decision-making processes for substituted consent in order to reduce costs and improve the efficiency of the health care system. This article identifies a less restrictive, nonjudicial alternative to guardianship -- New York State's Surrogate Decision-Making Committee (SDMC) program -- that works in making health care decisions for persons with mental disabilities.
Advance Directives; Aged; Alternatives; Competence; Consent; Decision Making; Evaluation; Government; Guardians; Health; Health Care; Health Personnel; Hospitals; Informed Consent; Institutionalized Persons; Lawyers; Legal Aspects; Legal Guardians; Legislation; Nursing Homes; Patient Advocacy; Patient Care; Program Descriptions; Public Hospitals; Risks and Benefits; Third Party Consent; Treatment Refusal; Volunteers;
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