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ICU Management

Divergent Views on Prognosis Between Doctors and Surrogate Decision-Makers

2016 18 May

Surrogate decision makers for intensive care patients may misunderstand information given about the patient’s prognosis. Commonly, this misperception is attributed to poor understanding of medical information. However, a study from the United States, published in JAMA, has found that such discordance occurred in more than half of their sample, due to... Read more

ICU Management

Shared Decision Making in the ICU - Recommendations

2016 22 Mar

Decision-making in healthcare can range along a spectrum - from shared collaborative decision-making by the patient (or surrogate) with the doctor - to the patient asking the doctor to make the decision. Decision-making in the ICU setting is often performed by surrogates, with the attendant stress of having to make a decision for someone else and the... Read more

Executive Health Management

Shared Decision-Making in Germany: Patient and Physician Perspectives

2015 26 Oct

Shared decision making is now anchored in the Law on Patient Rights and the Professional Code for Physicians in Germany. Under this new model, both the doctor and patient will decide which treatment to perform. Both parties will exchange information about the patient's disease and treatment options and will jointly choose one treatment. Two original... Read more

Executive Health Management

Video About End-of-Life Procedures Informs Decisions of Terminally Ill Patients

2015 20 Feb

A video which describes assistive and resuscitation procedures, such as CPR and intubation, helps seriously ill older patients to decide whether they want such interventions performed by their physicians if they experience a life-threatening event such as cardiac arrest. The decision-support tool, developed by the Video Images of Disease for Ethical... Read more

Executive Health Management

Most Cancer Patients Prefer Shared Decision Making

2015 16 Feb

Patient perceptions of care quality are increasingly considered in healthcare performance metrics. The Institute of Medicine has recommended that physicians accommodate patient preferences for decision making, which may be shared to different degrees between patients and physicians during treatment. A new study links physician-controlled decisions in... Read more


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