How Should Treatment Decisions Be Made for Incapacitated Patients, and Why?
Shalowitz, David I.
PLoS Medicine 2007 March; 4(3): 0423-0428
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Shalowitz, David I.; Garrett-Mayer, Elizabeth; Wendler, David (2006-03-13)BACKGROUND: Clinicians currently rely on patient-designated and next-of-kin surrogates to make end-of-life treatment decisions for incapacitated patients. Surrogates are instructed to use the substituted judgment standard, ...
Rid, Annette; Wendler, David (2010-09)When patients cannot make their own treatment decisions, surrogates typically step in to do it for them. Surrogate decision-making is far from ideal, of course, as the surrogate may not know what the patient prefers or ...
Pace, Christine; Talisuna, Ambrose; Wendler, David; Maiso, Faustin; Wabwire-Mangen, Fred; Bakyaita, Nathan; Okiria, Edith; Garrett-Mayer, Elizabeth S.; Emanuel, Ezekiel; Grady, Christine (2005-07)OBJECTIVES: We surveyed Ugandan parents who enrolled their children in a randomized pediatric malaria treatment trial to evaluate the parents' levels of understanding about the treatment trial and the quality of the parents' ...