EPM Talk Ep. 22 – Night Shift: Shared Decision Making

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Mark shares one of his more recent encounters and frustrations in balancing a family’s wishes as a relative prepares for treatment for COVID-19 against standard hospital procedures.

It’s a powerful glimpse of the emotional toil of a situation where there isn’t a best possible outcome.



FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE EDITOR Dr. Plaster has been an emergency physician for more than 30 years, working exclusively night shifts for the past 20 years in emergency departments across the country. During that period, he joined the U.S. Navy and served two tours in Iraq. Dr. Plaster is the founder and executive editor of Emergency Physicians Monthly and the founder of Plaster Publishing.

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