Mobility impairments seen as preferable to life sustaining intervention in people with acute stroke

Takeaway

  • Outcomes related to life sustaining treatments or unrelenting, undesirable bodily states (pain, confusion) were deemed the most objectionable outcomes and should be addressed when facilitating realistic goals of care.

Why this matters

    This framework can be used to guide surrogate treatment-based decision making to ensure best possible alignment with the wishes of the person undergoing treatment.