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Incapacitated Patients' Wellbeing: Surrogate Decision Making

Kaplunov, E; Harvey, N; (2017) Incapacitated Patients' Wellbeing: Surrogate Decision Making. In: Casati, F and Barysheva, GA and Krieger, W, (eds.) The European Proceedings of Social & Behavioural Sciences EpSBS, Volume XIX. (pp. pp. 264-269). Future Academy Green open access

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Abstract

Patients' wellbeing often depends on making the right decision with regards to their healthcare treatment and other decisions relating to their health care or finances in terms of their end of life. If they are unable to make decisions for themselves, other people have to make those decisions on their behalf. This important task is described in literature as surrogate decision making. We survey and illustrate several important issues that are associated with surrogate decision making and provide an overview of the factors that have been found to affect its accuracy. Selection of a surrogate decision maker has been found to be affected by the beneficiary’s nationality, risk attitudes, and personality and by specific qualities of the surrogate. Decision accuracy (as indexed by matching between choices for self or relative) has been found to be affected by factors such as nationality, surrogate qualities, surrogate person choice, risk attitudes and personality.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Incapacitated Patients' Wellbeing: Surrogate Decision Making
Event: WELLSO 2016: 3rd International Scientific Symposium on Lifelong Wellbeing in the World, 11-16 September 2016, Tomsk, Russian Federation
Location: Tomsk Polytechn Univ, Tomsk, RUSSIA
Dates: 11 September 2016 - 16 September 2016
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.15405/epsbs.2017.01.36
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2017.01.36
Language: English
Additional information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 Unported License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), permitting all non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Surrogate decision making; patient wellbeing; healthcare; incapacitated patients; surrogate
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Experimental Psychology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1561680
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