alexa Influence of an Educational Manual “Code Status” Choice Among Hospitalized Patients
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Research Article

Influence of an Educational Manual “Code Status” Choice Among Hospitalized Patients

Gabriel M Aisenberg1* and John M Halphen2
1Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 6431 Fannin street, MSB 1.122, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
2Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 5656 Kelley street, LBJ 1.22, Houston, Texas 77026, USA
*Corresponding Author : Gabriel M Aisenberg
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
6431 Fannin Street, MSB 1.122, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Tel: 713-500-6714
Fax: 713-500-6722
E-mail: [email protected]
Received October 27, 2013; Accepted December 27, 2013; Published January 05, 2014
Citation: Aisenberg GM, Halphen JM (2014) Influence of an Educational Manual “Code Status” Choice Among Hospitalized Patients. Intern Med 4:132. doi:10.4172/2165-8048.1000132
Copyright: © 2014 Aisenberg GM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

Purpose: This prospective study aimed to evaluate the impact of an informational manual on patient choice of code status when presented with a hypothetical imminent death scenario. Methods: One hundred adult patients completed a survey to assess their general familiarity with end-of-life and code status issues. Then, they read a manual designed to deliver information about end of life issues. A post-reading survey assessed pre and post-reading “code status” choice in a hypothetical scenario involving the participants’ own imminent deaths. Results: Twenty participants indicated that they would change their choice of code status after reading the manual. Twelve thought that the change would be from “full code” to “do not resuscitate.” Change of code choice was associated with having participated in Spanish. Conclusion: After reading a study manual focused on end of life issues, twenty percent of participants indicated that they would change their code status choice in a hypothetical advanced-disease scenario. The manual may represent a useful complementary tool to educate patients about end-of-life options and to support their choice regarding code status.

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