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A personal reflection: the slippery slope of hope.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21654223     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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.
Mark Stambovsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1538-8646     ISO Abbreviation:  Dimens Crit Care Nurs     Publication Date:    2011 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211489     Medline TA:  Dimens Crit Care Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  196-7     Citation Subset:  N    
Mark Stambovsky, MSN, RN, is a staff nurse in the intensive care unit of Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts.
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