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<p>Surrogates may be struggling to let go of a loved one, may not understand clinical realities, or may have religious or cultural beliefs about withdrawal or withholding of life-sustaining medical interventions. Regardless of the reason, families sometimes want to &ldquo;do everything&rdquo; when the clinical team feels it&rsquo;s time to stop.</p>

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Upfront communication prevents disagreements