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Family decision-makers in medical crises benefit from emotional support

INDIANA: Making medical decisions for a hospitalized older relative can be very stressful, but family members may be less traumatized and make better decisions when they receive support from healthcare workers, a study suggests. Nearly half of hospitalized older adults need help communicating and making healthcare decisions, and caregivers often experience stress while helping their loved ones, researchers write in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. “Millions of older adults are admitted to the hospital each…