You have been taken to a hospital. Unfortunately, you cannot say what your choices are for various gravely serious interventions, and we don't know who you might have designated as a surrogate decision-maker for you. Yet decisions must be made. Who should we enlist to represent you, even though these people don't know you personally?

1. The doctor taking care of me should do it. She or he is a pro and knows my condition best.

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2. A small committee of experienced care providers should make these decisions. The group would consist of a doctor, nurse, social worker.

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3. A diverse committee should make these decisions. This group has care providers like a doctor, nurse, and social worker, but would also include a layperson from the community, maybe a religious leader from the community.

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4. A group of people with ethics experience who are extra careful not to impose their own biases onto this stranger.

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5. It’s important that the people on the case NOT be directly involved in my care. That way, they won’t push their own departments or pet procedures. Maybe they will have a little better overall perspective on the risks and benefits of interventions that they are not performing themselves.

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6. Regular community doctors should be involved, since they have the most personal connections to patients facing these serious decisions.

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7. Specialist physicians should be involved, such as intensive-care specialists or surgeons, since they have the most expert knowledge of the interventions that might be decided upon.

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8. I would NOT want any physicians involved. They could be consulted for advice, but decisions should be made by nonmedical people like me.

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9. The hospital should assign somebody, or a small group of people, to look out for me during my whole stay. That way, this person or group would get to know my case and have a consistent approach.

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10. What didn't I ask? Is there a better idea? Remember that we don't know your religion, your preferences. We're trying to do the best we can for you. How do we do it? Is there somebody we should be avoiding?

 
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