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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

Medicinal marijuana stops seizures, brings hope to a little girl

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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Minn. hospital mistakes rise in Department of Health annual report

"This steady rise in reportable adverse events is concerning, and we should not consider this acceptable," Malcolm said. "We can, and must, do better as a community to improve patient safety." It's th... read more


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



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