Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 57, Issue 3, pp 951–959 | Cite as

Review of Ordering Don’t Resuscitate in Iranian Dying Patients

  • Mohammad Ali Cheraghi
  • Fatemeh Bahramnezhad
  • Neda Mehrdad
Original Paper


Making decision on not to resuscitate is a confusing, conflicting and complex issue and depends on each country’s culture and customs. Therefore, each country needs to take action in accordance with its cultural, ethical, religious and legal contexts to develop guidelines in this regard. Since the majority of Iran’s people are Muslims, and in Islam, the human life is considered sacred, based on the values of the community, an Iranian Islamic agenda needs to be developed not taking measures about resuscitation of dying patients. It is necessary to develop an Iranian Islamic guidelines package in order to don’t resuscitate in dying patients.


Don’t resuscitate Informed consent Islam Iran Medical ethics Dying patient 



This article is part of our search project approved by Tehran University of Medical Sciences. The number was 92-03-28-24249. The authors are grateful to the Vice-president of Research of Nursing and Midwifery Faculty of Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

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Conflict of interest

Dr Mohammad Ali Cheraghi, Mrs Fatemeh Bahramnezhad, and Neda Mehrdad declare that they have no conflict of interests.

Ethical Approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

Informed Consent

This article is a review article and do not have informed consent.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Ali Cheraghi
    • 1
  • Fatemeh Bahramnezhad
    • 1
  • Neda Mehrdad
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Nursing and MidwiferyTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  2. 2.Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinical Sciences InstituteTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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