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Slow Code - Short Code - Show Code

Posted Dec 03 2012 3:34pm
The slow code has been getting a lot of attention over the past week.  First, there was an excellent webinar at Children's Mercy Bioethics Center.  And Robert Cribb covered the topic in the latest in his end-of-life medicine series in the Toronto Star .

I especially liked this part of Cribb's article:  
Lantos acknowledges that many in the medical community have called his defence of slow codes a paternalistic endorsement of cloak-and-dagger secrecy.  “It’s a nice argument,” he says. “But why is honesty so obviously the only moral consideration? There’s an argument against the brutal-honesty approach. Families might be better off if you do a little CPR and say, ‘I’m very sorry but your loved one died.’”

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