Helping Surrogate Decision-Makers Through Difficult Conversations

  • Nico Nortjé Department of Critical Care, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Keywords: surrogate decision-maker, ICU, end-of-life decisions, narrator

Abstract

Difficult conversations in the ICU are often seen as ones of getting a surrogate decision-maker to make an end-of-life decision. However, allowing the surrogate decision-maker to become a narrator can alleviate the daunting task lying ahead.

Published
2018-11-06
How to Cite
[1]
Nortjé N. Helping Surrogate Decision-Makers Through Difficult Conversations. Can. J. Bioeth. 2018;1:89-90. https://doi.org/10.7202/1058280ar.
Section
Case studies