Title

A personal reflection: the slippery slope of hope

Author Department

Nursing

Document Type

Article, Non peer-reviewed

Publication Date

7-1-2011

Abstract

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.

Publication ISSN

0021-9258

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