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Patient and Family Determination in Medical Decision-making

SangMok Lee 1

1동아대학교

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ABSTRACT

Medical decision-making is influenced by a variety of factors, including cultural norms, regional practices, patient values, physician responsibilities, and patient autonomy. Whether or not a patient’s family members should also influence the medical decision-making process is a legitimate question. This article defends the view that it is appropriate to involve families in the medical decision-making process at least in those cultures in which the family is the dominant social unit; in such cultures, it is necessary to recognize the rights of a patient’s family in making medical decisions.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.