Do not Resuscitate Orders: The Proposed Legislation and Report of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law
A Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order is an order placed in the patient’s medical chart to withhold cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the event of cardiopulmonary arrest. Although DNR orders are appropriate under certain circumstances, increasing reliance on the orders has not resolved many of the difficult medical, legal and ethical dilemmas associated with their issuance.
KeywordsGood Faith Decisional Capacity Mediation System Legislative Proposal Substitute Decision Maker
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