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ICU Management

Video Testimonials Improve Consensus Regarding Patients' Wishes

2017 21 Feb

Adding a patient-created video testimonial to a living will or "POLST" form makes it easier for medical providers to interpret patients' wishes for critical versus end-of-life care, according to a study published in Journal of Patient Safety. "Our study shows that medical professionals are more likely to reach a consensus after viewing a video testimonial,... Read more

ICU Management

Doctors Commonly Misinterpret End-of-Life Care Documents

2015 02 Mar

A pair of studies published in the Journal of Patient Safety show "significant confusion" among emergency physicians and prehospital care providers in interpreting the universal end-of-life care documents, called Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST), which communicate seriously ill patients' choices for life-sustaining treatments."Our... Read more