Roles of the family in making health care decisions for incompetent patients

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Law; College of Humanities; School of Medicine; College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Political Science; Internal Medicine; Law; Philosophy
Creator Francis, Leslie
Title Roles of the family in making health care decisions for incompetent patients
Date 2006-06-16
Description This article is about the roles of the family in making health care decisions for incompetent patients. It argues that complex moral reasons call for the participation of families in decision making for incompetents. However, these moral reasons do not support a single model of the family's role for all incompetents. Rather, they suggest important differences among the roles of family members should play in decision making for different kinds of incompetent patients: formerly competent adults, never competent adults, or infants and children.
Type Text
Publisher Utah Law Review
First Page 861
Last Page 890
Subject Family; Health Care Decisions; Patients; Family Rights
Subject LCSH Family; Medical care; Medical care -- Needs assessment
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Francis, L.P. (1992). The roles of the family in making health care decisions for incompetent patients. Utah Law Review, 1992, 861-90.
Rights Management (c)1992 Utah Law Review
Format Medium application/pdf
Identifier ir-main,152
ARK ark:/87278/s6n594tz
Setname ir_uspace
Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
ID 705419
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n594tz
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