ERIC Number: EJ438954
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Health Care Decision Making by the Elderly: I Get by with a Little Help from My Family.
Kapp, Marshall B.
Gerontologist, v31 n5 p619-23 Oct 1991
Shared decision making about placement and medical interventions can be empowering to older persons, relieve burdens on older person and family, and facilitate better surrogate decision making later. Potential dangers of shared process include coercion, conflicts of interest, and disagreements between family members. New legal concepts could help legal system better accommodate realities of shared decision making. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
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