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The Voice of Surrogate Decision-Makers. Family Responses to Prognostic Information in Chronic Critical Illness

J Nelson, L.C Hanson, K.L Keller, S.S Carson, C.E. Cox, J.A. Tulsky, D.B White, E.J Chai, S.P Weiss, and M.Danis Am J Resp Crit Care Med, 2017, 196(7);864-872


Chronic critical illness has profound effects on patients and their families. One aspect is the challenge of acting as a surrogate decision-maker, trying to rationally interpret prognosis and make decision while dealing  the with emotional burden of unfavourable prognostic...


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