Communication informs Substitute Decision-Making
Substitute Decision Making
A person’s known communication must be taken into account by people who make decisions on their behalf.
This means a communication lens on interpreting, honoring and taking into account, a person’s:
- Current or past communicated wishes, preferences, likes and dislikes
- Known values and beliefs that an individual has or may have had when capable
- Health, welfare and best interests
- Safety from abuse, neglect, self-harm or harm to others
- Views, if relevant, relating to religious, cultural, linguistic, sexuality, gender and ethnical issues.
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