On the other hand, there has been some problem with “spin.” Without
identifying the publication or the press involved, let me try to
identify the problem. I have believed for years that the press and
public have no clue about the practice of intensive care medicine.
Specifically, the issues of rapid invasive treatment,
do-not-resuscitate orders, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, euthanasia,
etc, can be inflammatory without the proper background and experience
on the part of the reporter or the lay public. I have not
selected such articles for press releases for that reason.