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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 ... read more

Condition Gray: Inside the hospital as the Joplin tornado hit

Patients already inside the ER mostly seem uninjured ... rings to her granddaughters and wore a “do not resuscitate” bracelet on her wrist. Everyone hoped she’d have more than a few days to live. Seay ... read more

Will Machines Be Able to Tell When Patients Are About to Die?

Her father was fully alert despite the vomiting and a black, tarry stool, both of which were clear indications that he was having a major gastrointestinal bleed. He needed to go to the ER again ... ... read more

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The true cost of end-of-life care

Some drugs, used as “last ditch” treatments to possibly buy the patient a few more weeks of life, may cost from $50,000 to $100,000 per patient. • Trips from home (or nursing home) to ER and then ... ... read more


Patients after midnight: One night in a Toronto ER

From dawn until midnight there are four or five of us scattered through the ER, another waiting by the phone for a serious trauma, but nights, no matter how special they seem at the start ... ... read more

'Do not resuscitate' note was wrongly put on our mother's files: Scandal of OAP treated like a 'slab of meat' exposed in damning report into NHS care

Her son Matt also discovered they had put a ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ order in her notes without asking the family ... The appalling case was just one of those included in a damning report from the ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... read more



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