The do-not-resuscitate order in a teaching hospital. Considerations and a suggested policy

S. H. Miles, R. Cranford, A. L. Schultz

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Abstract

We present a policy for implementing the do-not-resuscitate orders by medical residents in a teaching hospital, and discuss decision making, legal and ethical considerations, the primary physician's responsibility, and record documentation. The establishment of a policy and procedure for implementing do-not-resuscitate orders resulted in greater consideration of patient and family rights and improved communication and sensitivity in dealing with those concerned with the patient's medical care and welfare.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)660-664
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Volume96
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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