How to initiate a difficult conversation

June 2010
Hospice Management Advisor;Jun2010, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p63
The article focuses on the right approach to explain the benefits and burdens of implantable cardioverterdefibrillators (ICDs). It states that internists, cardiologists or family practice specialists hesitate to explain deactivation during ICD implantation, but hospice staff takes the responsibility during end of life care. It emphasizes the importance of decision to maintain the life of a patient by ICD.


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