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David Y Hwang

MD, FAAN(Neurology), FCCM, FNCS
Associate Professor of Neurology; Staff Neurointensivist, Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit

Research Summary

Our group and collaborations have the following ongoing interests: (1) the accuracy and thought processes of clinicians when predicting functional outcomes for Neuro ICU patients with severe diseases such as hemorrhagic stroke; (2) the experiences of family members of patients hospitalized in the Neuro ICU, with regards to shared decision making; (3) the decision-making priorities of surrogate decision makers for Neuro ICU patients who lack capacity and who are seriously ill; (4) the variability across US hospitals regarding how decisions to prolong care versus pursue comfort care for Neuro ICU patients are made; and (5) the efficacy of communication training for physicians.

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Research Interests

Attitude to Death; Cerebral Hemorrhage; Cerebrovascular Disorders; Critical Care; Decision Making; Decision Support Techniques; Education, Medical; Family; Intensive Care Units; Neurology; Palliative Care; Prognosis; Sociology, Medical; Nursing Research; Critical Illness; Patient Satisfaction; Stroke; Palliative Medicine

Public Health Interests

Bioethics; Cardiovascular Diseases; End-of-life Care; Ethics; Health Care Management; Mental Health; Health Systems Reform

Selected Publications

Clinical Trials