Substitute decision-making for cognitively impaired older people

Brockett, Margaret
June 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/15/99, Vol. 160 Issue 12, p1721
Academic Journal
Editorial. Offers opinions on tube-feeding of cognitively impaired older people as of June 15, 1999. Reference to the study by Susan L. Mitchell and Fiona M.E. Lawson in this issue; Suggestion that physicians are failing patients and their substitute decision-makers; Recommendation that decision-makers be informed of research and ethicists question practices to assist members of public.


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