Module 7: Surrogate Decision
Upon completion of this module, the resident should be able to:
- Describe the "substituted judgment" and the "best interests" standards for surrogate decision making and identify the circumstances in which one, rather than the other, is valid.
- Describe populations of patients for whom surrogate decision making is appropriate and needed.
- Describe the generic "hierarchy" of surrogate decision makers
The following links are all useful, general resources for surrogate decision making. To find links specific to your state jurisdiction, search the web using “surrogate decision making + the name of your state.”