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Who can talk for the mentally disabled?

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AB Editor | 01:00 Thu 10th May 2007 | Society & Culture
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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?

  • 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. - 428 votes
  • 58%
  • In general yes the decision should be made by others, but if the surgery is in any way controversial then the courts should decide. - 157 votes
  • 21%
  • No, the patients have the same rights as anyone. If they cannot make a decision then the courts must decide. - 104 votes
  • 14%
  • Doctors/family should only make decisions on small matters. Anything more important should be taken out of their hands. - 47 votes
  • 6%

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