SURROGATE DECISION MAKING

a provision in law that allows the appointment of a surrogate for a person, often with mental retardation, dementia or a mental disorder. Referred as surrogate decision making.

SURROGATE DECISION MAKING: "In surrogate decision making another person acts on a person's behalf."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SURROGATE DECISION MAKING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/surrogate-decision-making/ (accessed January 17, 2021).
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