Hopefully, one's scholarship informs the development of professional, institutional, and public policies. (I am always delighted to get messages confirming that it does.) But that is an indirect path to improving health outcomes. It is particularly rewarding to participate more directly in developing policies.
Coming up for me in the next few weeks are meetings regarding:
- American Thoracic Society Policy Statement: Managing Conscience-Based Objections in Intensive Care Medicine
- An official ATS/AACN/ACCP/ESICM/SCCM Statement: Responding to Requests for Futile and Inappropriate Treatments in Intensive Care Units
- Legislative Guide: Top Twelve POLST Legal and Regulatory Issues