Decision Making in Acute Care: A Practical Framework Supporting the 'Best Interests' Principle
Nursing Ethics 2006 May; 13(3): 284-291
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Bailey, Susan (2002-09)The substituted judgement principle is often recommended as a means of promoting the self-determination of an incompetent individual when proxy decision makers are faced with having to make decisions about health care. ...
Bailey, Susan (2004-01)Life saving or life sustaining treatment may not be instigated in the clinical setting when such treatment is deemed to be futile and therefore not in the patient's best interests. The concept of futility, however, is ...