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Do not attempt resuscitation orders: a review of the issues

Richard Griffith

British Journal of Community Nursing, Volume: 12, Issue: 5, Pages: 228 - 233

Swansea University Author: Richard Griffith

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<p>Controversy surrounding the use of do not resuscitate orders on patients often without their knowledge and without apparent good reason have led some to question the lawfulness of such orders. This article considers the legal basis for do not resuscitate orders and outlines best practice gu...

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Published in: British Journal of Community Nursing
ISSN: 1462-4753
Published: MA Healthcare 2008
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa6340
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Abstract: <p>Controversy surrounding the use of do not resuscitate orders on patients often without their knowledge and without apparent good reason have led some to question the lawfulness of such orders. This article considers the legal basis for do not resuscitate orders and outlines best practice guidlines that will assist district nurses and other health professionals in deciding whether making such an order is lawful and for the benefit of the patient concerned</p>
Keywords: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Do not resuscitiate, Duty to provide treatment; Human Rights
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 5
Start Page: 228
End Page: 233