Video testimonials as part of digital advance care plans received high marks in a groundbreaking new study published in the March issue of the Journal of Patient Safety.
Renowned emergency room physician Dr. Ferdinando L. Mirarchi led the research, working with physicians at top-ranking hospitals including:
Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, Pa.
INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.
Saint Vincent Health System, Allegheny Health Network, Erie, Pa.
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, New York Medical College, Paterson, N.J.
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.
State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa.
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Huntsville Campus and Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, Ala.
University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minn.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa.
University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla.
UPMC Hamot, Erie, Pa
“Video is the most powerful medium for sharing stories and information. The study published in the Journal of Patient Safety affirms what MyDirectives users experience firsthand – that capturing one’s healthcare wishes and priorities on video and storing them in a digital advance care plan produces markedly better end-of-life care,” said Jeff Zucker, CEO of MyDirectives.
At MyDirectives, we’ve long encouraged everyone to include a video outlining their wishes in their advance care plan to ensure those wishes are honoured if they're ever in a position where they can’t speak for themselves.
If you’re new to digital advance care planning, we invite you to watch our short video that explains it in simple terms.