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.
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MILES SH, CRANFORD R, SCHULTZ AL. The Do-Not-Resuscitate Order in a Teaching Hospital: Considerations and a Suggested Policy. Ann Intern Med. 1982;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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