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Posted on November 6, 2019 at 7:07 AM

Alexia Torke and colleagues recently published a study that found 59 percent of surrogate decision makers believed a miracle might save the patient.


The authors concluded: “Few religious variables are associated with end-of-life preferences or treatment. Belief in miracles and intrinsic religiosity may affect treatment and should be identified and explored with surrogates by trained chaplains or other clinicians with appropriate training.”

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