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Required reconsideration of "do-not-resuscitate" orders in the operating room and certain other treatment settings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11651558     Owner:  KIE     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is time to change the assumption that DNR orders apply in every treatment setting in the hospital. It is appropriate to mandate not only that these orders be reconsidered on the basis of time, but also on the basis of setting. When patients enter treatment settings in which discrete, time-limited therapies that can precipitate cardiac arrest are offered, they or their surrogates should reconsider the question of resuscitation with their current and primary physicians. While this will make patient transition from one hospital setting to another more complicated, it will allow patients to receive treatment directed toward their individual needs, immediate treatment objectives, and long-term treatment goals. It will also assure health care professionals that they will not be required to withhold treatment essential for meeting patients' treatment objectives in these settings.
Cynthia B Cohen; Peter J Cohen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Law, medicine & health care : a publication of the American Society of Law & Medicine     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0277-8459     ISO Abbreviation:  Law Med Health Care     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-13     Completed Date:  1993-08-13     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8205794     Medline TA:  Law Med Health Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  354-63     Citation Subset:  E    
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MeSH Terms
Advance Directives
Chronic Disease
Critical Illness
Decision Making*
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Euthanasia, Passive
General Surgery*
Guidelines as Topic*
Health Care Rationing
Informed Consent
Life Support Care*
Medical Futility
Organizational Policy*
Patient Care
Patient Participation*
Patient Selection
Renal Dialysis
Resuscitation Orders*
Risk Assessment
Terminally Ill
Withholding Treatment*

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