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Carer looking after a physically disabled person. To what

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Carer looking after a physically disabled person. To what extent can the individual's participation represents the balance of activity associated with a valued lifestyle ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
I am sorry that no expert has yet responded, but this question is given a value expecting a short answer, and this question is potentially very complicated.

The only possible short answer is that the extent of the individual’s participation and the value of any given lifestyle is dependent upon the preferences and priorities of the individual. And if the individual is at a level of disability that precludes the ability to express their preferences and priorities and there is no prior expression that can guide decision making, the surrogate decision maker can express what is thought to reflect the individual’s preferences and priorities based on the knowledge of the individual.