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Vol 10, No 3-4 (2011)
Review articles
Published online: 2012-03-02
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CPR vs. DNR in the context of palliative care

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Advances in Palliative Medicine 2011;10(3-4):89-94.

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Vol 10, No 3-4 (2011)
Review articles
Published online: 2012-03-02

Abstract

Medical advances have significantly improved the chances of survival for many patients with life-threatening illnesses. Simultaneously, complex ethical dilemmas have arisen. While limiting and/or forgoing a particular treatment in some situations at the end of life is now commonly accepted, many patients still die after heroic, extraordinary means were applied to postpone their inevitable death. This paper considers some of the issues surrounding the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and arranging “do not resuscitate” orders for palliative care patients.

Abstract

Medical advances have significantly improved the chances of survival for many patients with life-threatening illnesses. Simultaneously, complex ethical dilemmas have arisen. While limiting and/or forgoing a particular treatment in some situations at the end of life is now commonly accepted, many patients still die after heroic, extraordinary means were applied to postpone their inevitable death. This paper considers some of the issues surrounding the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and arranging “do not resuscitate” orders for palliative care patients.
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Keywords

cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); “do not resuscitate” order (DNR); “do not attempt resuscitation” order (DNAR); “allow natural death” (AND); palliative care

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Title

CPR vs. DNR in the context of palliative care

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 10, No 3-4 (2011)

Pages

89-94

Published online

2012-03-02

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2011;10(3-4):89-94.

Keywords

cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
“do not resuscitate” order (DNR)
“do not attempt resuscitation” order (DNAR)
“allow natural death” (AND)
palliative care

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