Microlecture 32: What to Do When Families Delay Making End of Life Decisions

Microlecture 003: What to do when patient’s proxy has Limited English Proficiency


 

When caring for a vulnerable patient, we rely heavily on the proxy to guide us. However, if the proxy has communication difficulties it becomes exponentially difficult to make health decisions.

Watch the microlecture and try to solve the problem of how to provide patient-centered, family-oriented care when dealing with a patient who is a minor and unable to speak for himself and his proxy who has Limited English Proficiency.
VJ Periyakoil, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine. Tweet to us: @palliator