[The health care surrogate: the legal framework].

Soins. Gerontologie

PubMedID: 23301308

Desjardins V, Dufour I. [The health care surrogate: the legal framework]. Soins Gerontol. 2013;(98):28-9.
Created around ten years ago, the possibility of nominating a health care surrogate has radically changed the relationship between the patient and healthcare professionals. A nominated person talks with the doctor and the nursing team in cases where the patient is unable to consent to care. However, such a system raises questions regarding medical confidentiality and the involvement of the family in the treatment.