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Who can talk for the mentally disabled?

Should a mentally disabled patient's family and doctors have the right to make decisions on their behalf if they are unable to agree to surgery/procedures?

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Yes, if a patient is unable to make a decision then the doctors and family members should make the choice that is best for them.
58.15%
In general yes the decision should be made by others, but if the surgery is in any way controversial then the courts should decide.
21.33%
No, the patients have the same rights as anyone. If they cannot make a decision then the courts must decide.
14.13%
Doctors/family should only make decisions on small matters. Anything more important should be taken out of their hands.
6.39%

Should a mentally disabled patient�s family and doctors have the right to make decisions on their behalf if they are unable to agree to surgery/procedures?

 AnswerPercentageVotes
Total: 736
A.Yes, if a patient is unable to make a decision then the doctors and family members should make the choice that is best for them.58.15 %428
B.In general yes the decision should be made by others, but if the surgery is in any way controversial then the courts should decide.21.33 %157
C.No, the patients have the same rights as anyone. If they cannot make a decision then the courts must decide.14.13 %104
D.Doctors/family should only make decisions on small matters. Anything more important should be taken out of their hands.6.39 %47
Stats until: 06:44 Sun 26th May 2024 (Refreshed every 5 minutes)