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person role being either the closest living relative of the subject of care or identified as the one he has a close relationship with


This is a concrete item and can be implemented directly

Term: next of kin; 
Plural: next of kins; 


NOTE 1 The person that is the next of kin may participate implicitly or explicitly in healthcare by sometimes being a subject of care proxy when the subject of care has impaired consent competence. Thereby in these circumstances a person that is next of kin can perform the role of a healthcare third party.

NOTE 2 A person may play the role of next of kin to more than one subject of care


Diagrammatic representation

Simple graph - next of kin

Required associations

exactly one subject of care has up to one next of kin

Optional associations


    person role
next of kin


next of kin