Will these videos change your end-of-life plan?

It is perhaps one of the most difficult conversations between a doctor and a dying patient. How much should we do to keep you alive? [[{"fid":"20351","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_media_tree[und]":"_none"},"type":"media","attributes":{"height":"466","width":"376","class":"media-element file-default"}}]]

Some health providers are trying a new approach - using frank, detailed videos describing advanced life-prolonging measures such as CPR and mechanical ventilators to help patients and their families make informed decisions.

The videos are the focus of a Washington Post article by Lena Sun. According to the article, clinical trials using the videos have had an "overwhelmingly positive" response from patients and families, and the company producing the videos, Advanced Care Planning Decisions, can't keep up with the demand.

Carilion Clinic, which is mentioned in the article, is currently testing the videos with patients facing advanced dementia. Read the rest of the story here.

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