Who will speak for me?

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Identifying when and how surrogates should be involved in decision – making

Surrogate decision-makers
A resident who lacks decisional capacity to make treatment decisions needs a surrogate decision-maker. The surrogate is responsible for making treatment ecisions on behalf of the resident

Other terms for the surrogate decision -maker include health care proxy or proxy decision-maker.

What is decisional capacity?
For a person to have