Surrogate Decision Making and Family Meetings
Surrogate Decision Making and Family Meetings

Surrogate Decision Making and Family Meetings

by Mark Hughes, MD, MA

Surrogate decision making involves one person making medical choices on behalf of another who is unable to do so – due to factors such as illness, injury, disability, or cognitive impairment. Family meetings help ensure that medical decisions are not only medically sound but also aligned with the patient's values, preferences, and the support of their family and caregivers.

The goal is to make appropriate and informed healthcare decisions to safeguard patients' well-being and respect their preferences when they lack decision making capacity.

Course Details

  • Videos 11
  • Duration 0:43 h
  • Quiz questions 22
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Surrogate Decision Making and Family Meetings

 Mark Hughes, MD, MA

Mark Hughes, MD, MA

Dr. Mark Hughes Mark, MD, MA, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a core faculty member in the Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Dr. Hughes received his MD from Stony Brook University in 1992 and his MA in philosophy (bioethics) from Georgetown University in 2003. He is the co-chair of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Ethics Committee and Consultation Service. Dr. Hughes directs several courses in clinical ethics and research ethics in undergraduate and graduate medical education and continuing medical education.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Hughes teaches Medical Ethics.

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By Iman a. on 10. September 2023 for Surrogate Decision Making and Family Meetings

A very important and insightful lecture series! I look forward to continued release of more medical ethics lessons!