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Terminally Ill Patients and ICD's

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Should terminally ill patients have implantable cardioverter defribrillators (ICDs)? Join Dr. Sue Thomas, assistant dean for PhD studies and profes...
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    Should terminally ill patients have implantable cardioverter defribrillators (ICDs)? Join Dr. Sue Thomas, assistant dean for PhD studies and professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, as she discusses the implications of ICDs for terminally ill patients. Dr. Thomas tells host Susan Dolan how the ICDs is deactivated. They also talk about whether an ethics committee should be involved in the decision to deactivate an ICD, and the nurse's role in caring for patients with these implanted devices.

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