Reconsidering the Language of Serious Illness

JAMA. 2023 Aug 15;330(7):587-588. doi: 10.1001/jama.2023.11409.
No abstract available

Plain language summary

This Viewpoint expresses how use of certain language complicates decision-making for critically ill patients, and it highlights alternative phrasing for effective communication.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Communication*
  • Critical Illness* / psychology
  • Critical Illness* / therapy
  • Decision Making*
  • Humans
  • Language*