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Unbefriended and Unrepresented: Better Medical Decision Making for Incapacitated Patients without Healthcare Surrogates

The Georgia State University Law Review has posted a PDF of my new 98-page article, “Unbefriended and Unrepresented: Better Medical Decision Making For Incapacitated Patients Without Healthcare Surrogates.”


The purpose of this Article is to help improve the quality of healthcare decision making for the unbefriended. I hope that this comprehensive and systematic explanation of both the problem and the available solutions will empower both public and clinical policymakers to develop more informed and more circumspect policies and procedures.

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