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Telling Paramedics Not to Resuscitate Dying Patients in the UK: Okay with SHS by Wesley J. Smith Patient Expert Posted Sat 18 Apr 2009 12:12am The UK is permitting terminally ill patients to be listed on a register so that they are not resuscitated by paramedics in the event of a medical emergency. From the story: Health Service paramedics have been told not to resuscitate terminally-ill patients who register on a controversial new database to say they want to die. It has been ... Read on »
Do Not Resuscitate Orders Associated With Poor Surgical Outcomes Even for Non-Emergency Procedures by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Thu 21 Apr 2011 3:48pm Compared with non-DNR patients, more than twice as many DNR patients died within 30 days of surgery... Alzheimer's Reading Room Surgical patients with do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders appear to be at higher risk for poor surgical outcomes, according to a report published online by the Archives of Surgery. The study will appear in ... Read on »
Do Not Resuscitate by Ann H. Patient Expert Posted Thu 08 Sep 2011 6:42am I had a recent conversation with my dad about someone we know who experienced symptoms that could have suggested that a cerebral haemorrhage (UK spelling) had taken place, and the fact that they hadn't sought immediate medical help.  I would have done.  My dad said, if it was him and it WAS a c.h., he would have preferred not to have be ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Disease: Do Not Resuscitate, Power of Attorney, Advance Directive by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Thu 18 Mar 2010 9:16pm By Carole B. Larkin Alzheimer's Reading Room What these legal documents -- Do Not Resuscitate (DNR), Medical Power of Attorney (POA) and Advance Directive (AD) you have one thing -- Legal Control. Without these properly executed documents you have no control over medical decisions and treatments. With them you have a fi ... Read on »
Allow Natural Death v. Do Not Resuscitate by Dr. Marica P. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 7:14pm “Allow Natural Death” There is a movement afoot to replace DNR with “AND” or Allow Natural Death.  The idea is that patients and families are put off by the verbiage of DNR–that agreeing to a DNR is a death sentence.  Families and patients do not want to sign such an order committing them to what appears to be certain death.  However, Allo ... Read on »
Unilateral Do-Not-Attempt Resuscitation Orders at the Massachusetts General Hospital by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sun 11 May 2014 7:34pm The American Thoracic Society International Conference begins this week in San Diego.  There are a number of sessions and posters related to end-of-life ethics.  This one seemed particularly interesting. Unilateral Do-Not-Attempt Resuscitation Orders In A Large Academic Hospital A. Courtwright, MD, PhD S. Bracket ... Read on »
End of Life and "Do Not (Attempt) Resuscitation" thoughts... by Daniel A. Posted Mon 12 Apr 2010 6:27am Friends Good Monday morning! I hope that your collective weekends brought you outside in the Spring to interact with the natural beauty that surrounds us this time of year. I was struck this morning by a National Public Radio (NPR) piece entitled, "For This Doctor, DNR Means 'Do Not Resign'" (see at: http://www.npr.org/templates/stor ... Read on »
Termination of Resuscitation, Part 2 by Adam THOMPSON Posted Fri 27 Nov 2009 3:08am Photo courtesy of Unity VFD, Pa. You are a medic student currently volunteering for a fire department but work as an EMT. You are on the computer at the fire station studying for class when you get a call for a single vehicle MVC with unknown injuries. You and another EMT, Bill, who is more experienced than you, as well as a first responder, ... Read on »
NHS – Medical Records Mistake Lead to Patient Death With Erroneous Notation On Not to Revive by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 02 Feb 2010 5:56pm 45 minutes after the staff had discovered the error, the man had died.  He was in the hospital for flue like symptoms and had suffered a heart attack and no CPR was offered and by the time the error was found, it was too late to even try.  BD  Nurses at a hospital failed to resuscitate an 86-year-old man after it was mistakenly writ ... Read on »
Termination of Resuscitation by EMS, Part 1 by Adam THOMPSON Posted Wed 25 Nov 2009 7:47pm This will again, be a 3 part series, in addressing issues on DOAs and termination of resuscitation (TOR). Part 1 will cover the theory of these issues, Part 2 will cover the actual guidelines and procedures for DOAs and TOR, and Part 3 will cover some basic death notification and grief support procedures. I can assure you I will not space these o ... Read on »