Substitute decision making in medicine: comparative analysis of the ethico-legal discourse in England and Germany

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_3CAAE242DA86
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Substitute decision making in medicine: comparative analysis of the ethico-legal discourse in England and Germany
Périodique
Med Health Care Philos
Auteur(s)
Jox R. J., Michalowski S., Lorenz J., Schildmann J.
ISSN
1386-7423 (Print)
ISSN-L
1386-7423
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
06/2008
Volume
11
Numéro
2
Pages
153-63
Langue
anglais
Notes
Jox, Ralf J
Michalowski, Sabine
Lorenz, Jorn
Schildmann, Jan
eng
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Netherlands
2007/11/08 09:00
Med Health Care Philos. 2008 Jun;11(2):153-63. Epub 2007 Nov 7.
Résumé
Health care decision making for patients without decisional capacity is ethically and legally challenging. Advance directives (living wills) have proved to be of limited usefulness in clinical practice. Therefore, academic attention should focus more on substitute decision making by the next of kin. In this article, we comparatively analyse the legal approaches to substitute medical decision making in England and Germany. Based on the current ethico-legal discourse in both countries, three aspects of substitute decision making will be highlighted: (1) Should there be a legally predefined order of relatives who serve as health care proxies? (2) What should be the respective roles and decisional powers of patient-appointed versus court-appointed substitute decision-makers? (3) Which criteria should be determined by law to guide substitute decision-makers?
Mots-clé
*Decision Making, England, *Ethics, Clinical, *Family, Germany, Humans, Mental Competency, Proxy/*legislation & jurisprudence
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