In this survey study, the authors examine timing for end-of-life discussions for patients with hematologic cancers.
This cohort study evaluates the results of a lack of data on patients’ do-not-resuscitate status as part of mortality outcomes in assessment of a hospital’s quality.
This interview study found that institutional cultures and policies might influence how physician trainees make decisions regarding do-not-resuscitate orders.
This multicenter survey study found that hospital-based clinicians perceive the most important barriers to goals of care discussions to be factors related to patients and family members.
Billings and Bernacki highlight prognostication tools and studies that may point us toward high-value advance directive interventions.
Smith and colleagues propose a technique for resolving conflicts between patients’ previously expressed wishes and their best interests.