substituted judgment

Definition of "substituted judgment"
  1. It's a choice made by a capable person on behalf of an incapacitated individual about their medical procedures
How to use "substituted judgment" in a sentence
  1. The doctor required a substituted judgment from the patient's daughter as he was unable to express his wishes.
  2. Her brother stood in for her providing the substituted judgment required for her surgical procedure as she was unconscious.
  3. The hospital's administration acknowledged the substituted judgment made by her husband regarding her rehabilitation process.

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