In the previous chapters I have tried to explain how a regime of duty such as Judaism must retain, in some form, the doctrine of informed consent. As a reasonable, responsible caretaker of her own body, held in trust for Gd, a person is allowed and even required to investigate her medical options and to arrive at an informed and appropriate treatment decision. For those shotim, persons who are legally incompetent precisely because (as we have seen) they are unable to discharge the duty to care for the self, proxy decision makers such as family members are similarly charged.