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    Does "they answer yes" mean "they answer yes subconsciously"?

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    To see how patients play a role, imagine a scenario in which someone has lost consciousness and been admitted to hospital. As is so often the case, no one has made a plan for this situation, and shocked and scared family members find themselves caught up in a maze of choices. They're overwhelmed. When doctors ask if they want "everything" done, they answer yes. Then the nightmare begins. Sometimes, a family really means "do everything," but often they just mean "do everything that's reasonable". For their part, doctors told to do "everything" will do it, whether it is reasonable or not.

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    Re: Does "they answer yes" mean "they answer yes subconsciously"?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
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    To see how patients play a role, imagine a scenario in which someone has lost consciousness and been admitted to hospital. As is so often the case, no one has made a plan for this situation, and shocked and scared family members find themselves caught up in a maze of choices. They're overwhelmed. When doctors ask if they want "everything" done, they answer yes. Then the nightmare begins. Sometimes, a family really means "do everything," but often they just mean "do everything that's reasonable". For their part, doctors told to do "everything" will do it, whether it is reasonable or not.

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    No, it means that they answer yes without really understanding what the doctor means by "everything".

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