El-Jawahri A, Podgurski LM, Eichler AF, et al. Use of video to facilitate end-of-life discussions with patients with cancer: A randomized controlled trial. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Mar 10;28(8):1438.
This article describes a study that found that patients with cancer who viewed a video of various goals-of-care options, in addition to a verbal description were more likely to prefer comfort measures and avoid CPR. The study found that these patients were also more knowledgeable regarding advanced care treatment options and felt more certain about their decision compared to patients only hearing a verbal narrative. This article differs from some other studies regarding decision aids since other uses of video decision support tools have focused on helping people make treatment or screening decisions, whereas this video was used to initiate end-of-life discussions.