do not resuscitate

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do not resuscitate (DNR)

a legal directive indicating that the patient should not receive CPR in the event of a cardiac arrest. See no code.

do not resuscitate

See DNR.

do not resuscitate



An order stating that a patient should not be revived. It may be written by a physician at the patient's request. If the patient is not competent or is unable to make such a decision, the family, legal guardian, or health care proxy may request and give consent for such an order to be written on the patient's chart and followed by the health care providers. The hospital or physician should have policies regarding time limits and reordering.
See: allow natural death; do not attempt resuscitation
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In consultation with the infants physicians, Family Services agreed that the placement of a Do Not Resuscitate Order on the infants chart was the appropriate course of action.
The Court of Queens Bench held that the Act allowed the Court to authorize negative as well as positive treatment plans and after reviewing the evidence held that directing the Do Not Resuscitate Order was in the best interests of the infant.
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