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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


Required associations

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

Optional associations


    person role
next of kin


next of kin

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