W21C was a participating site on the CARENET DECIDE Project, a multi-centre study led by Dr. John You at McMaster University. W21C leads Dr. Irene Ma and Nishan Sharma were co-authors on the recent publication in JAMA-Internal Medicine entitled, Barriers to Goals of Care Discussion with Seriously Ill Hospitalized Patients and their Families.

Read more about the obstacles to these hard discussions in this piece from Reuters by Kathryn Doyle: Docs see ill patients’ families as barrier to talking about care plan.