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The Conversation and Words We Use 

The Conversation and Words We Use
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The Conversation and Words We Use
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Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199928781.003.0008
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date: 20 January 2022

A neurologist must expect and be prepared to discuss at any time the consequences of acute neurologic disease. Conversations with family might address prognostication, palliation, and long-term outcomes. This chapter discusses bedside manners, methodology of discussion, and, above all, how to provide a measured response and how best to understand families’ sensitivities.

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