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Should I call my family about my loved one in critical care?

Deb Cordes
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Whether or not to call the family about a loved one in critical care is a decision that only you can make. These can be hard decisions if there are problems within the family. It may help to discuss this with pastoral care or social worker to help you work through this issue. When a patient is in critical care they are very sick and it may be important for all the family members to be aware of the patient's condition.
Joane Goodroe
Nursing

A loved one in critical care can be a very serious and a difficult situation for you to handle by yourself. Most of the time, family member will appreciate the information and then they can make their decision of how to handle the information.

 

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