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End-of-life care discussions can lead to more thoughtful use of CPR

End-of-life care discussions can lead to more thoughtful use of CPR
April 9, 2015

In a recently released position paper, leading internists are urging physicians to have honest end-of-life discussions with patients — including patient’s wishes and prognosis — to determine if CPR is in their best interest.

Too often CPR occurs regardless of prognosis, without knowing whether the patient desires CPR, and knowing that we may do harm. Hospitals must be environments where patients routinely learn about their options and prognosis and express their preferences,” Frank H. Bosch, MD, PhD, department of internal medicine, Rijnstate Hospital, the Netherlands, and ACP President David A. Fleming, MD, MA, wrote.

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