Further, the court rejected the hospital's contention that the implementation of the DNR order
was the cause of the patient's death.
parents of one of us were alarmed to discover several years after buying a condominium in a (well-regarded) retirement community that they had signed DNR orders
when they moved in.
69 times more likely to have a DNR order
if they were age 65 or older than if they were younger, after adjusting for gender.
This memorandum, which offered "clarification" of advance directives and DNR orders
in Medicare Hospice, stated that hospice providers must provide CPR for patients in cardio-pulmonary arrest if the patient either expressly requested it or does not have a DNR order
Although the intern was well-intentioned and dutifully obtained the surrogate's permission to intubate the patient and rescind the DNR order
, a closer look at his motivations would likely reveal that he succumbed to his own unarticulated death avoidance.
P's resistance to signing a DNR order
raises an issue that reaches to the heart of hospice philosophy.
S tells us to believe his wife: she is called a "devoted spouse," she has the strong support of her children and her daughter-in-law, and physicians have already allowed her to sign a DNR order
and refusal of a feeding tube.
There was no significant change in the timing of DNR orders
, in physician-patient agreement about DNR orders
, in the number of undesirable days, in the prevalence of pain, or in the resources consumed.
Cassem, who again endorsed a DNR order
because CPR would be "medically contraindicated, inhumane, and unethical.
When the only way to authorize a DNR order
under hospital policy is by the consent of patients or their representatives, discussions about futile resuscitation are inherently misleading offers of bogus choices, increasing the likelihood that a choice will be made in favor of futile treatment.
For example, although a surrogate could, sans ethics committee, authorize a DNR order
for a patient for whom treatment would be an excessive burden and who is either terminally ill or permanently unconscious, that is not necessarily the typical profile of a candidate for DNR.
5] Recent discussions concede that DNR orders
require consent, but argue that there is no duty to secure a patient's consent when CPR is medically futile; when it would be futile to attempt resuscitation, consent to a DNR order
may be presumed.