When can relatives make decisions for a patient?
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When can relatives make decisions for a patient?

Deciding on treatments for people who lack mental capacity

When a patient lacks capacity to make their own decisions, it can be difficult to manage relatives’ expectations. When do relatives have the right to make decisions, and what can nurses do to help?

Mental Health Practice. 25, 4, 9-9. doi: 10.7748/mhp.25.4.9.s6

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