Early discussions with family of people with severe brain injuryBMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4568 (Published 28 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4568
- Jonathan Ball, consultant in intensive care1
- 1St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London SW17 0QT, UK
Creutzfeldt and colleagues’ balanced discussion on communicating health trajectories after severe acute brain injury omitted an essential component of early communication and decision making processes—that a short window of opportunity (days) often exists, during which withdrawal of active supportive care, …
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