Decision Making for Incompetent Patients by Designated Proxy
New England Journal of Medicine 1984 June 14; 310(24): 1598-1601
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Steinbrook, Robert L.; Lo, Bernard (1984-06-14)Decisions on providing or withholding care for incompetent patients were traditionally made jointly by physicians and family members. Living wills represent a second approach, and now a third approach--the durable power of ...
Emanuel, Ezekiel J.; Emanuel, Linda L. (1992-04-15)Conclusions: The recent trend has been to rely on proxy decision making for incompetent patients. Support for proxy decision making has failed to acknowledge the growing body of ethical and empirical research suggesting that ...