Purpose

To demonstrate that clinical surrogates of SICU patients who view a video decision aid in addition to receiving written and verbal information about procedures and life sustaining therapy in the SICU make more informed decisions than patients and clinical surrogates who receive written and verbal information alone.

Conditions

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Over 21 Years
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Yes

Inclusion Criteria

  • Clinical surrogates of the following patients will be eligible to participate in this opinion survey: 1. All patients admitted to the SICU and not expected to die within 48 hours. 2. Patient has been admitted to the acute care surgical service, 3. The patient is over the age of 50 and does not have decision making capacity. - Subjects must be over the age of 21 and English speaking to participate in the opinion survey.

Exclusion Criteria

Study Design

Phase
N/A
Study Type
Interventional
Allocation
Randomized
Intervention Model
Single Group Assignment
Primary Purpose
Health Services Research
Masking
None (Open Label)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
No Intervention
control group
usual care
Experimental
Video Arm
  • Behavioral: video decision aid
    video decision aid

Recruiting Locations

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Contact:
Angelo Volandes
617-643-4266
avolandes@partners.org

More Details

Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
Massachusetts General Hospital

Study Contact

Detailed Description

Specific Aim 1: To demonstrate that clinical surrogates of SICU patients who view a video decision aid in addition to receiving written and verbal information about procedures and life sustaining therapy in the SICU make more informed decisions than patients and clinical surrogates who receive written and verbal information alone. Hypothesis 1: Adding a video decision aid to the current informed consent process, for procedures and life sustaining treatments in the SICU, will better inform clinical surrogates of incapacitated patients admitted to the SICU regarding decision making when providing consent for medical treatment.

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