Posted on June 2, 2020 at 5:07 PM
Karen Wyatt interviews Fred Mirarchi at the End of Life University about improving advance directives by using video technology.
Mirarchi is an emergency medicine physician and the principal investigator of the TRIAD Research Series (The Realistic Interpretation of Advance Directives). He discusses how his research has confirmed that there is a nationwide patient safety risk due to confusion surrounding living wills, DNR and POLST orders.
Wyatt and Mirarchi also discuss MIDEO, a video advance directive and physician’s medical order that improves both the quality and safety of advance care planning. I have also recently written about the advantage of supplementing advance directives with videos.