Interpretation and Intent: A Study of the (Mis)understanding of DNAR Orders in a Teaching Hospital
Resuscitation 2010 Sep; 81(9): 1138-41
Do not attempt resuscitation (DNAR) orders have been shown to be subject to misinterpretation in the 1980s and 1990s. We investigated whether this was still the case, and examined what perceptions doctors and nurses had of what care patients with DNAR orders receive.
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