do not resuscitate


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do not resuscitate

See DNR.

do not resuscitate

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DNR

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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A spokesman at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust said: "The Trust believes that the appropriate discussions with families and patients regarding 'do not resuscitate' are taking place.
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