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Religious & Spiritual Considerations Infrequently Discussed

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Discussions of religious or spiritual considerations appear to occur infrequently with the surrogate decision makers of ICU patients who have relatively high degrees of religiosity. Study investigators found that these discussions occurred in only about 16% of cases. Healthcare professionals rarely explored the patient’s or family’s religious or spiritual ideas.

Source: JAMA Internal Medicine, August 31, 2015 (online).

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