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DNR orders in the OR.

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Title: DNR orders in the OR.
Authors: Tungpalan, L
Tan, S Y
Issue Date: Mar 2001
Abstract: Patients with do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders may elect to have palliative surgery. Should DNR orders be automatically suspended in the operating room (OR)? This article addresses the following issues: (1) Ethics of DNR orders. (2) The American Society of Anesthesiology's Ethical Guidelines for the Anesthesia Care of Patients with Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders or Other Directives that Limit Treatment. (3) The Statement of the American College of Surgeons on Advance Directives by Patients. (4) Current hospital policies regarding perioperative DNR policies in Hawaii. (5) Recommendations to improve DNR policies in the OR.
ISSN: 0017-8594
Appears in Collections:Hawaii Medical Journal Articles For 2001

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