Dr Heyland published a multicenterstudy in JAMDA to identify clinician barriers to participating in goal of care discussions in Long-Term care. Click here to read more.
Dr Heyland recently published a RCT in CMJA evaluating the decision aid, www.planwellguide.com. He evaluated the efficacy of a planwelguide as a decision support tool in increasing the completion of a advanced medical care planning and improving decisional outcomes in primary care settings. Click here to read more.
Dr Heyland submitted an article highlighting some of the ways people can prepare for the pandemic, specifically preparing for serious illness. The key factor to prepare for serious illness is based around the notion of learning and understanding how medical decisions are made when seriously ill, along with what to say and how best to work with doctors, to ensure the medical care that is right for you or a loved one is obtained. Planning for end of life care, when you know for certain you are dying, is not the same as planning for serious illness. COVID-19 is an example of a serious illness where there is a probability of death but as well as a probability of survival. Click here
Dr Heyland recently had a commentary published in the Lancet regarding advanced care planning. The article highlights the importance behind advance care planning (ACP) and how we all need to do it more, however, we also need to be doing it differently.The way to advance and move forward involves more robust, reliable, and useful tools that help patients establish their authentic values and transparently connects those values to possible treatment options made in the context of uncertainty. To read the full article visit the e-publication , here
RE-ENERGIZE now has 53 active sites participating in the trial. We have recuited 1066 participants to date!
SUSTAIN only needs 19 more enrollments to reach its enrollment target of 1400!
IMPACT is finalizing its data analysis.
NEXIS has reached 50% of its recruitment target.
EFFORT has 86 participanting sites across 15 countries. We have enrolled 845 participants!
VICTORY is now up and recruiting! Congratulations to all of the sites who moved so quickly.