Can families make decisions about care?
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Can families make decisions about care?

Making treatment decisions for a patient who lacks capacity – and what happens when relatives have conflicting views

When a patient lacks capacity to make their own decisions, it can be difficult to manage relatives’ expectations, especially if they disagree on the right treatment.

Nursing Standard. 37, 8, 23-23. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.8.23.s13

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