In the context of health care decision making, the language of miracles is expressed by both parents and professionals. Without mutual understanding of the meaning of miracles, parents and professionals may experience conflict about treatment goals. Understanding the dynamics of appeals to miracles, examining caregiver responses, and employing strategies to assess parental knowledge, understanding the meaning of miracles and faith, and allowing for hope are essential for respectful and mutual accommodation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1996|
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