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DNR, DNAR, or AND? Is Language Important?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22190879     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The American Heart Association in 2005 moved from the traditional do not resuscitate (DNR) terminology to do not attempt resuscitation (DNAR). DNAR reduces the implication that resuscitation is likely and creates a better emotional environment to explain what the order means. Allow natural death (AND) is the name recommended in some settings to make the meaning even clearer. Most hospitals still use the obsolete DNR term. Medical staffs should consider moving to DNAR and in some settings to AND. Language is important.
Authors:
Joseph L Breault
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Ochsner journal     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1524-5012     ISO Abbreviation:  Ochsner J     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-22     Completed Date:  2012-08-30     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101125795     Medline TA:  Ochsner J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  302-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Chair, Institutional Review Boards, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA.
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