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Canadian Journal of Cardiology

Family engagement in critical care cardiology: A guide for clinicians

  • Michael Goldfarb
    Correspondence
    Corresponding author: Michael Goldfarb, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University, Director of Quality of Care and Safety, Division of Cardiology, Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine Road, Office E-212, Montreal, QC, Canada H3T 1E2, Tel: (514) 340-8222 ext 25801 | Fax: (514) 340-7534 |
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    Division of Cardiology, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
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Published:October 06, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2022.10.001

      Summary

      Family involvement is essential in contemporary health care delivery and is particularly important in cardiac critical care. Opportunities exist for clinicians to engage family in cardiac critical care, but clinicians are often not aware of them. This review describes the rationale, opportunities, and potential benefits to engaging families in cardiac critical care and provides guidance to the practicing cardiovascular clinician.
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