Monday, July 18, 2005

Instead of DNR ("Do Not Resuscitate") -- AND ("Allow Natural Death")

Via Kevin, MD, from Medical Economics:
I recently heard a commentator on National Public Radio suggest that we abandon the DNR designation. It's too negative. We're denying something -- —resuscitation -- —to the patient. We're asking patients and their families to give up something. We're asking nurses and doctors and paramedics to refrain from doing something that all their training compels them to do...
The NPR story is here.

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