W. Joseph Askin

Regarding Clause 3.b.: A point should be added regarding the course of action to be taken by a physician who suspects that the decision-maker is under "undue influence, duress or coercion in making the consent decision". A situation could exist where someone close to the patient has an undisclosed interest in or could benefit from the decision of the patient; this is of great concern in cases of MAID, for example.

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