Web Materials: Courageous Conversations Lesson 3


Web Articles

Ken Murray, MD. “How Doctors Die” ZOCALO November 30, 2011

Ira Byock, M.D. “At the End of Life, What Would Doctors Do?” June 30, 2016

Robert M. Taylor, MD, Jillian L. Gustin, MD, and Sharla M. Wells-DiGregorio, PhDImproving Do-Not-Resuscitate Discussions: A Framework for Physicians The Journal of Supportive Oncology Volume 8, Number 1, January/February 2010

Eric Widera “Outcomes of In-Hospital CPR: Not as Rosy as Some May Say” GeriPal, Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Lyle Fettig “CPR in Older Patients”  Pallimed, July 7, 2009

Drew Rosielle MD  CPR Understanding in Hospitalized Patients” Pallimed, June 23, 2009

Fromme, Billings . “Care of the Dying Doctor: On the Other End of the Stethoscope”. JAMA. 2003 Oct 15;290(15):2048-55. (for purchase)

Quill, Arnold R, Back AL. “Discussing Treatment Preferences with Patients Who Want ‘Everything’.” Ann Intern Med. 2009 Sep 1;151(5):345-9. (for purchase)

Lyle Fettig “Refining Treatment Preferences for Patients Who Want ‘Everything.” (Article summary) Monday, September 14, 2009

Boris Veysman “Full Code” Health Aff September 2005 vol. 24 no. 5 1311-1316

Boris Veysman “Shock Me, Tube Me, Line Me” Health Aff February 2010 vol. 29 no. 2 324-326

Kristine Scruggs, MD “The Dirty Secret About CPR in the Hospital (That Doctors Desperately Want You to Know)” Huffington Post 04/12/2016

Strachan, Patricia H et al. “Mind the Gap: Opportunities for Improving End-of-Life Care for Patients with Advanced Heart Failure.” The Canadian Journal of Cardiology 25.11 (2009): 635–640. Print.

Kate M. O’Rourke “New Tools to Improve End-of-Life Care Decisions Medscape, November 25, 2015

Ann Dix “Discussing CPR Near the End of Life” Nursing Times, 16 January, 2015 (subscribers only)

Michael Gordon, MD, MSC, FRCPC “Assault as a Treatment: Mythology of CPR in End-of-Life Dementia Care” Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2011;19 (5):31-32.

Clarence H. Braddock III, MD, MPH, Jonna Derbenwick Clark, MD, MA, “Do Not Resuscitate (DNAR) Orders.” 2014, Ethics in Medicine.   University of Washington School of Medicine



About Pallimed (from website description):

Pallimed was founded on June 8th, 2005 by Drew Rosielle, MD as a way to keep track of interesting articles from many different journals that were relevant to palliative care.  The scope of the blog has expanded to include reviewing media coverage of hospice and palliative care issues.

The contributors to Pallimed are mostly physicians, but we also have a nurse practioner and a PhD on staff.  Speaking of staff, Pallimed is an all volunteer effort.  No grant money, no organizational support, no advertisements.  We do this is our spare time for the love of the field.

Our primary audience are the interdisciplinary health care professionals in hospice and palliative care, but we are happy to see patients, families, media, other disciplines and specialties come here to find information relevant to them.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: CaringInfo

CaringInfo, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, provides free resources to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis.

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) promotes high-quality, compassionate care for everyone who is seriously ill or nearing the end of life.


Our vision is to create a community where people explore their wishes for care towards the end of life, express these wishes, and have their wishes honored.

Our goal is to transform healthcare so that medical care is aligned with individual patient’s preferences—that people get the care they need and no less, and the care they want and no more.