STEVEN H. MILES, M.D.; RONALD CRANFORD, M.D.; ALVIN L. SCHULTZ, M.D.
We present a policy for implementing the do-not-resuscitate orders by medical residents in a teaching hospital, and discuss decision making, legal and ethical considerations, the primary physician's responsibility, and record documentation. The establishment of a policy and procedure for implementing do-not-resuscitate orders resulted in greater consideration of patient and family rights and improved communication and sensitivity in dealing with those concerned with the patient's medical care and welfare.
MILES SH, CRANFORD R, SCHULTZ AL. The Do-Not-Resuscitate Order in a Teaching Hospital: Considerations and a Suggested Policy. Ann Intern Med. ;96:660–664. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-5-660
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(5):660-664.
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