Decision Making on Behalf of Incompetent Patients
LEGAL MEDICAL QUARTERLY 1988-1992; 12-16: 16-30
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The Best Interest Standard: Both Guide and Limit to Medical Decision Making on Behalf of Incapacitated Patients Pope, Thaddeus Mason (2011-06)In this issue of JCE, Douglas Diekema argues that the best interest standard (BIS) has been misemployed to serve two materially different functions. On the one hand, clinicians and parents use the BIS to recommend and to ...