Clinical decisions for incapacitated elders often conflict with surrogates’ wishes, finds study
Jun 11, 2020
While the overall amount of discord is concerning, residents from nursing homes stand out as the most likely to receive hospital care that aligns with surrogates’ goals, say investigators.
Do you believe in miracles? The answer can affect palliative care
Nov 05, 2019
Religiosity is not a significant factor in caregivers’ palliative care choices except in one area: belief in miracles, say theologians and scientists.
Ask the legal expert … about arbitration agreements
Apr 01, 2013
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?...
Doctors feel stressed working with surrogate decision makers, study finds
Sep 09, 2009
Approximately 20% of doctors are not comfortable working with a severely disabled patient’s surrogate decision maker, according to a new survey.