Introduction to Take Charge, Not Chances
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The Take Charge, Not Chances Portfolio

A Message from Ginny Brickley, Project Leader
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Special Edition of Ventilator-Assisted Living with complete Take Charge, Not Chances portfolio
(Winter, 2007, Vol. 21, No. 4)
Take Charge, Not Chances, the IVUN project funded by the Dana and Christopher Reeve Foundation, has been translated into Spanish courtesy of Dr. Martha Castilleja, Medical Editor and Translator, Miami, Florida, (
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