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End-of-life, Families of critically ill patients, Hope



  1. Stambovsky, Mark MSN, RN


Sometimes, families and patients compel intensive care unit clinicians to continue aggressive therapies even when the odds of patient recovery are grim. This experienced critical-care nurse suggests that such scenarios are more likely when clinicians use imprecise or ambiguous language when discussing patient prognoses.