What Is the Moral Authority of Family Members to Act as Surrogates for Incompetent Patients?
Brock, Dan W.
Milbank Quarterly 1996; 74(4): 599-620
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What Is the Moral Basis of the Authority of Family Members to Act as Surrogates for Incompetent Patients? Brock, Dan W. (1992)...The authority of family members should be understood as presumptive; that is, there is a moral presumption that a close family member should serve as surrogate for an incompetent patient. That presumption can be overcome ...
Brock, Dan W. (1996)Policy and practice regarding the proper role of family members in acting as surrogate decision makers for incompetent patients often suffer from an incomplete understanding of the diverse grounds of families' moral authority ...