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Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)
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A Do Not Resuscitate, or DNR order is a written order from a doctor that resuscitation should not be attempted if a person suffers cardiac or respiratory arrest. Such an order may be instituted on the basis of an advance directive from a person, or from someone entitled to make decisions on their behalf, such as a health care proxy; in some jurisdictions, such orders can also be instituted on the basis of a physician's own initiative, usually when resuscitation would not alter the ultimate outcome of a disease.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_not_resuscitate)

on my part, i really disagree with it. I work in a hospital and encounter patients in such conditions and it's kinda hard to just ignore her/him as s/he dies...
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i agree with it. i think that everyone should be able to choose what they want. personally i rather die then being a half dead.
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I agree with the DNR rule. My family already knows I have one, just in case. Rather be all dead than only half alive.
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The patients choice matters more than morals and I'd rather be dead then a vegetable
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27 / F / floating....away....
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it depends on the situation of the patient.. :)

the patients or the patients authoried rep. desire (with the patients consent if conscious) for the patient is not to be resusitated.

this DNR can be reinstated since as a medical practitioner you should respect the patients choice and is that patient chooses to apply to DNR then we then let them sign a waver...

the rationale for this is that CPR can destroy the patients morale or that there is already no point in discussing the patients benifits regarding to health if Resusitaion did occur.

this however has terms and conditions:
if the patient treated of the disease still has no med. probability that if patient achieved recovery and is sent out without thorugh treatment it will still result to death or to permantent unconsiousness

within these terms, i agree for DNR..

as to there is no use of the CPR because it may make the patient live longer but to the consequence that patient will suffer more and still end up dead or permanently unconsious.

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You will only be a burden for your family to take care of, your not living but merely existing, your already dead. There's no need for someone like that to exist, but it's still their choice.
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i don't think the doctor or hospital should make that call. only the person or family.
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22 / F / nightmare
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the DNR rule is ok, i agree with it. it'll be a pain to be mostly dead already only alive by depending on a machine. it'll just cost more cash and attention from your family so its better off dead
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Iduno wrote:

The patients choice matters more than morals and I'd rather be dead then a vegetable


That sums it up nicely. It is not our place to impose personal moral systems upon others, nor should we act for the sake of avoiding discomfort in seeing something we do not like. These lives do not belong to us.

When it comes to other people making the decision, however, the issue clearly becomes a bit trickier. I suppose that dealing with that sort of situation would require intimate knowledge of the details surrounding the case.

It's always interesting to consider how our technology has led us to new and unusual moral dilemmas.

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i just want to add a unstated fact that some more radical forms of religions look down on anything that will bring back or prolong life when death is near and this would be a reason for it
Posted 1/28/08
i agree as well.
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30 / M / Australia
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maphae wrote:

A Do Not Resuscitate, or DNR order is a written order from a doctor that resuscitation should not be attempted if a person suffers cardiac or respiratory arrest. Such an order may be instituted on the basis of an advance directive from a person, or from someone entitled to make decisions on their behalf, such as a health care proxy; in some jurisdictions, such orders can also be instituted on the basis of a physician's own initiative, usually when resuscitation would not alter the ultimate outcome of a disease.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_not_resuscitate)

on my part, i really disagree with it. I work in a hospital and encounter patients in such conditions and it's kinda hard to just ignore her/him as s/he dies...



You can get sued for the death of a person obviously.
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you must be a caring person but you shouldn't let your emotions stand in the way of your judgement. it's their decision and you should respect that.
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Moral or immoral? Neither, as the person above me stated it's up to each individual to decide for themselves. I think it's fine that way, people should be able to decide for themselves about such personal matters. I guess it's not nice for a hospital employee to witness, but keep in mind, you're not ignoring that they're dying, you're simply letting it happen as they decided. Imagine you would force-resuscitate them, now that would be immoral ;3
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I agree with it because the patient probably has a higher chance of dying anyways. And it's better if they just let it go and let the person die... Okay, I sound very shallow. >.< It also depends on the patient whether or not they want to die.
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