Decision Aid Summary

Title Understanding the Options: Planning care for critically ill patients in the Intensive Care Unit.
Audience This decision guide was developed for the family members (including surrogate decision maker) of a patient admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.
Options included Life Support.
Comfort Care.
Year of last update or review 2015
Format paper, PDF
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Jennifer Kryworuchko
Where was it developed? decisionaid@ohri.ca
Ottawa Patient Decision Aid Research Group
Canada
Health condition End of Life Issues
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
6 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.