Making Medical Decisions for Patients without Surrogates.
N Engl J Med. 2013 Nov 21;369(21):1976-1978
Authors: Pope TM
People who are decisionally incapacitated but haven't provided advance directives and have no health care surrogates are often powerless and marginalized. Yet medical decision making for these patients often lacks minimally sufficient safeguards and protections.
PMID: 24256375 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]