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The importance of word choice in the care of critically ill patients and their families

J. Randall Curtis| Charles L. Sprung| Elie Azoulay
What's New in Intensive Care
Volume 40, Issue 4 / April , 2014

Pages 606 - 608

No abstract available.

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