Surrogate Decision Maker
It seems like every time I see a news item about arbitration agreements being signed by a resident/patient's surrogate or relative, some judges rules it invalid or unenforceable. Are they ever valid? Must we always get the resident/patient to sign for himself or herself, or is that just strongly recommended?
Approximately 20% of doctors are not comfortable working with a severely disabled patient's surrogate decision maker, according to a new survey.