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Family caregivers answered questions about the patient’s values, then the computer-based guide made treatment recommendations. However, these were disregarded in more than half of cases. Families frequently chose a more aggressive goal of treatment than the patient’s values suggested.
Physician Editor Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, Nurse Planner Susan Solverson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, Editor Jonathan Springston, Editor Jill Drachenberg, Editorial Group Manager Leslie Coplin, Accreditations Manager Amy M. Johnson, MSN, RN, CPN, and Author Stacey Kusterbeck report no consultant, stockholder, speakers’ bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.