Scenario 1: A 52 y.o. patient with history of COPD and muscular dystrophy, admitted for nocturnal BiPAP implementation. This video shows patient-doctor discussions about treatment and care management options, identifying and updating previously recorded information on nominated next of kin according to patient's wish.
Scenario 2: A 56 y.o. male patient with chronic renal failure, undergoing dialysis treatment. The patient is well enough to make informed consent about his treatment plan and communicates this with his nurse.
Scenario 3: A 35 y.o. patient transferred to the ward following presentation at ED due to acute respiratory failure. The video shows communication between patient and physician, clarifying and updating of medical record to reflect patient's wishes and nominated person to act on his behalf.
Scenario 4: A 67 y.o. woman admitted to hospital following sepsis on the background of GuillainBarr syndrome. The video shows the importance of identifying a nominated representative or spokesperson for a patient while cognitively capable in the event that communication becomes a problem for medical treatment. Communication about the medical treatment delivered in a manner that is clearly understood by patient.
Reviewed 03 December 2015