CPR: The Beat Goes On
Annas, George J.
Hastings Center Report. 1982 Aug; 12(4): 24-25.
A significant percentage of cardiac arrest victims can be saved by prompt initiation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The author advocates that physicians be required, and the public encouraged, to take CPR training. He believes concern over legal liability is unwarranted if CPR is performed in good faith and in a reasonable manner, and that legal immunity provisions may be counterproductive. (KIE abstract)
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Annas, George J. (1982-10)Recent judicial decisions and medical articles reflect a lack of consensus regarding who should initiate hospital "do not resuscitate" (DNR) orders and on what indications. Annas believes that the courts and physicians are ...