Video Decision Support Tool for CPR Decision Making
Posted Dec 10 2012 7:06pm
new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers
found that showing patients with advanced cancer a video of simulated
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) improved their understanding of the
intervention and caused more patients to opt against CPR.
The innovative Advance Care Planning Decisions video used
in the study was created by a nonprofit foundation led by physicians who aim to
empower terminally ill and elderly patients and their families to make informed
choices about end-of-life care. These videos are created based on rigorous
research and review from leading medical experts, and are in use at 35 health
systems across the U.S. They improve decisions by overcoming the inability of
patients to envision what CPR and subsequent care on a ventilator entails, as
well as overcoming variability in the quality of physician counseling.