INSIGHTS ON DEATH & DYING: Sisterly support

December 2005 
Volume 35  Number 12
Pages 73 - 73
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My sister's husband is terminally ill. Before this hospitalization, he made my sister promise that she'd have the physicians do “everything.” Now he's in the ICU, unresponsive and ventilator-dependent. His physician says it's time to let him go, but my sister feels we should do more. Because I'm a nurse, she's looking to me for answers. What should I do?

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