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Daren K. Heyland, MD, MSc; April 2017
When a 94-year-old woman presented for routine primary care, the intern caring for her discovered that the patient's code status was "full code" and that there was no documentation of discussions regarding her wishes for end-of-life care. The intern and his supervisor engaged the patient in an advance care planning discussion, during which she clarified that she would not want resuscitation or life-prolonging measures.
Journal Article > Study
Patients' perception of types of errors in palliative care—results from a qualitative interview study.
Kiesewetter I, Schulz C, Bausewein C, Fountain R, Schmitz A. BMC Palliat Care. 2016;15:75.
Adverse events in palliative care differ from those in other environments. This qualitative interview study of patients who received palliative care identified errors specific to this setting, including deviation from a patient's advance directive and error in prognosis. A recent WebM&M commentary discussed challenges to implementing advance directives.
Journal Article > Commentary
Gupta A, Jain S, Croft C. JAMA. 2019;321:504-505.