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Choosing Now for Later: Precedent Autonomy and Problem of Surrogate Decision-Making After Severe Brain Injury

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Duration: 0:56:20 | Added: 19 Jun 2020
Recording of the New St Cross Special Ethics Seminar on surrogate decision-making after severe brain injury.

Patients with ‘covert awareness’ may continue to have values and an authentic sense of self, which may differ from their past values and wishes, despite lacking decision-making capacity in the present. Accordingly, surrogate decision-makers should make decisions based on how the patient is likely to experience their condition in the present, rather than their past wishes and values.

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