This review discusses the role of primary care clinicians in driving high-quality conversations about goals and priorities for patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses.
This survey study assesses attitudes among clinicians toward palliative care in patients receiving transcatheter aortic valve replacement and ventricular assist devices.
This qualitative study uses audio recordings of conversations between patients’ surrogate decision makers and health care professionals in the intensive care unit to characterize the frequency of and professional responses to religious or spiritual statements.
This review of tools for shared decision making in serious illness finds that future randomized clinical trials are needed for further development of novel decision aids for serious diagnoses and key decisions.
This national retrospective cohort study found the incidence of CPR to be higher and long-term survival worse in patients receiving maintenance dialysis.
Billings and Bernacki highlight prognostication tools and studies that may point us toward high-value advance directive interventions.