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Do we have adequate tools and skills to manage uncertainty among patients and families in ICU?

Richard Harding| Philip Hopkins| Victoria Metaxa| Irene J. Higginson
Letter
Volume 43, Issue 3 / March , 2017

Pages 463 - 464

No abstract available.

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