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Video: Getting it right at the end of life


The differences among Do Not Ruscitate (DNR), Advanced Directive (AD) and Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) are looked at in this video parody.

The idea is to help physicians better navigate end-of-life care forms.

That was the idea of Ferdinando Mirarchi, D.O., of UPMC Hamot, in Eerie, Pa., when he approached Michael Barton, M.D., of Heritage Valley Health System ,in Beaver, Pa., an emergency department physician known for his video parodies.

MedPage Today reports that Dr. Mirarchi is the principal investigator of the Realistic Interpretation of Advance Directives (TRIAD) studies, which have long been investigating perceptions and outcomes around common end-of-life care documents.


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