Substituted judgment in medical practice: evidentiary standards on a sliding scale

J Law Med Ethics. Spring 1997;25(1):22-9, 2. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-720x.1997.tb01392.x.

Abstract

Proposes an approach to the substituted judgment standard that reflects the reality of clinical practice and circumvents shortcomings in the current legal and bioethical alternatives.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Decision Making*
  • Ethics, Medical*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Life Support Care / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Male
  • Mental Competency / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Middle Aged
  • Personal Autonomy
  • Third-Party Consent / legislation & jurisprudence
  • United States
  • Withholding Treatment