Now imagine we ask the same questions to surrogate decision makers of critically ill, incapacitated adults.
The study, currently in press but accessible early online, presented two clinical vignettes to 230 surrogate decision-makers for incapacitated, mechanically ventilated patients at high risk of death.


The other interesting aspect of this study was that surrogates preferred significantly more control over the value-sensitive life support decision than decisions regarding technical aspects of care like antibiotic choice. GeriPal (Geriatrics and Palliative care) is a forum for discourse, recent news and research, and freethinking commentary.





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