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Do not Resuscitate Orders: The Proposed Legislation and Report of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law

  • New York State Task Force on Life and the Law-Executive Summary
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 48)

Abstract

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.

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Good Faith Decisional Capacity Mediation System Legislative Proposal Substitute Decision Maker 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

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