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Comfort care in the ICU: What to expect at the end of your loved one's life  
Abstract:  This handout explains what family and friends can expect when it is nearing the end of their loved one's life. It includes what happens when the ventilator is removed, physical signs that usually mean death is near, how to let go, and questions to help family members review the life and legacy of the loved one who is passing.
Author: 5E (ICU/Critical Care Unit)
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2013, January 1, 2016
UWMC Availability:  5E (ICU/Critical Care Unit); 5SE (ICU/Critical Care Unit)
General Topics:  Death and Dying; Adult Life Processes
Specific Subject(s):  Decision Making; Death
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Partner; Caregiver
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Unknown
Cost: Unknown
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Health Online Citation #4178

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