Description: This is a case study describing the potential patient misconceptions about CPR and the challenges of goals of care discussions among hospitalized patients.
AACN Domains: Clinical Judgement; Communication; Ethics
Format: Case Study
Audience: Associates Level; Baccalaureate Level; Graduate Level; Practicing Nurses; Nursing Faculty
Tips and Suggestions: Case study is an excellent way to describe and understand ethical considerations and challenges in practice. Could be used in teaching and discussion across health professionals such as in a journal club, or key reading. While this case study does not explicitly present a nursing perspective, a good learning activity might be to discuss how and when a nurse could have intervened and supported the goals of care discussion.
Citation: Bernard Lo, MD; James A. Tulsky, MD. "Code Status Confusion." Patient Safety Network, 1 July 2003. https://psnet.ahrq.gov/web-mm/code-status-confusion. Accessed 2 December 2022.