Ethics in Action. the Family of a Comatose, Ventilator- Dependent Patient Insists That All Forms of Treatment Be Continued, Even Though the Healthcare Team Doesn't Believe It Will Benefit This Elderly, Post-Stroke Patient. if You Were Her Nurse, What Would You Do?
RN 2000 September; 63(9): 25-26, 28
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Ethics in Action. an Elderly Man With No Living Relatives Has Made It Clear, Both Verbally and Through Written Advance Directive, That He Doesn't Want to Be Coded. His Physician, However, Has Repeatedly Refused to Write a DNR Order. a Colleague Tells You: "Don't Worry. When He Codes, We'll Just Take Our Time Responding. That's How We Handle Things Around Here." What Would You Do? Haddad, Amy (1996-07)