Best Interests Analysis

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A paternalistic stance on physician-assisted suicide, which would allow physicians to act in the ‘best interests of a patient'—e.g., euthanise terminally ill patients who did not consent thereto
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Robertson, Organ Donations by Incompetents and the Substituted Judgement Doctrine, 76 COLUM.
That decision was reached on the basis of his best interests, rather than by a substituted judgement test.
To protect the infirm and the disabled, the court rejects as unreliable substituted judgement or best interests standards for decisionmaking.