Michael E. Wilson, M.D., studies end-of-life decision-making in the hospital and intensive care unit (ICU). Dr. Wilson's aim is to improve individualized prognostication, shared decision-making and the delivery of quality palliative care to patients and their family members in the hospital setting.
- Patient-centered outcomes. Dr. Wilson aims to identify and quantify specific patient-centered outcomes, which impact decision-making for life support interventions in the ICU.
- Individualized prognostication. Dr. Wilson aims to identify clinician ability to prognosticate a patient's outcome in the ICU.
- Shared decision-making. Dr. Wilson aims to develop novel decision aids to improve decision-making among patients, family members and members of the health care team.
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) decision-making. Dr. Wilson aims to improve how patients, family members and members of the health care team make decisions regarding code status or preferences for CPR in the hospital.
- Ethics. Dr. Wilson is interested in the ethical foundations of initiating, withholding and withdrawing life support treatments in the hospital — including assessment of the patient's values, preferences and goals of care.
Significance to patient care
Dr. Wilson aims to improve the ability to deliver medical care that honors patients' values, preferences and goals of care. He hopes to design and implement tools to improve how patients, family members and members of the health care team make decisions regarding life support in the hospital.
- Recipient, Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar Award, American Thoracic Society, 2016
- Recipient, Barbara Bush Distinguished Fellowship Award, Mayo Clinic, 2015
- Fellow, Burgher Family Fellowship in Thoracic Diseases, Mayo Clinic, 2015
- Recipient, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholar Award, Mayo Clinic, 2016
- Recipient, Biomedical Ethics Scholar Award, Mayo Clinic, 2015