In Reply Dr Shapiro comments on our Viewpoint1 on improving conversations regarding treatment decisions in the intensive care unit. To accomplish truly informed, patient-centered treatment decisions, be it with would-be patients in advance of a crisis (advance care planning) or with the family members of incapacitated patients in the intensive care unit, sensitive, skillful, and honest communication is key.
Creutzfeldt CJ, Holloway RG. Balancing Past vs Future Values in Decision-Making—Reply. JAMA. 2020;323(19):1976. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.3837
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