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‘Do not resuscitate’ orders may seem clear — until the patient reaches the ER

"Don't resuscitate this patient; he has a living will," the nurse told the doctor, Monica Williams-Murphy, handing her a document. Williams-Murphy looked at the sheet bearing the signature of the unco... read more

A Nurse’s Distress Over a Dying Patient

The patient was “D.N.R./D.N.I.” — that means “do not resuscitate, do not intubate” in the case ... Everyone involved had the best, even noble, motives, but nobility may be misplaced in a situation lik... read more

Whose Life is More Valuable?

would they have hung a “Do Not Resuscitate” sign on his bed? Would his cardiologist have dropped everything and rushed to the ER to supervise his treatment? I’m sure Mass General is a shrine of compas... read more

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About 18 months ago, in the winter of 2011, Paige and Matt Figi signed a "do not resuscitate" order telling medical personnel ... with seizures that seem to go on forever. Around age 2, Dravet patient... read more

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I chose not to breast-feed. That doesn't make me a bad mom.

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More on CPR for the Elderly

I’ll confess I was startled to learn, after too many episodes of “ER,” how ... argues that a do-not-resuscitate tattoo isn’t actually an effective way to communicate end-of-life wishes; an advance dir... read more

Partisan Bias, Motivated Reasoning, and the Debate Over the Kavanaugh Nomination

People on both sides of the Kavanaugh debate may wish to ... time than I usually do. As for Judge Kavanaugh, I like many aspects of his jurisprudence, but have significant reservations on his views on ... read more

'Do not resuscitate' orders may seem clear - until the patient reaches the ER

"Don't resuscitate this patient; he has a living will," the nurse told the doctor, Monica Williams-Murphy, handing her a document. Williams-Murphy looked at the sheet bearing the signature of the unco... read more



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