Improving Code Status Discussions on the General Internal Medicine Ward with Simulation-Based Resident Education

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Stephanie Gottheil MD
Christine Ibrahim MD FRCPC
Robert Sibbald MSc


code status discussions


Code status discussions (CSDs) address patient wishes regarding resuscitation. At teaching hospitals, CSDs are often conducted by junior residents. However, residents often omit the prognosis and outcomes during these conversations. Our aim was to develop a brief educational intervention to improve resident skills in leading CSDs.
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