'Allow Natural Death' vs. 'Do Not Resuscitate'
American Journal of Nursing 2008 July; 108(7): 11
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Venneman, S.S.; Narnor-Harris, P.; Perish, M.; Hamilton, M. (2008-01)Physician-written "do not resuscitate" DNR orders elicit negative reactions from stakeholders that may decrease appropriate end-of-life care. The semantic significance of the phrase has led to a proposed replacement of DNR ...
Chen, Yen-Yuan; Youngner, S.J. (2008-12)Venneman and colleagues argue that "do not resuscitate" (DNR) is problematic and should be replaced by "allow natural death" (AND). Their argument is flawed. First, while end-of-life discussions should be as positive as ...