TV influencing end-of-life docs

The paper from Monash University and the University of Melbourne called for a nationally consistent approach to advance care plans (ACPs) to ensure doctors know what course to take when a patient is unable to make a decision, and increased primary care involvement to slow the fast rise in people dying in hospital.

“Lack of recognition of realistic patient goals influenced by misperceptions of CPR capabilities from TV series and other media results in confusion, crisis-led treatment and failure to adequately meet the needs of patients up until death,” the paper

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