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Medical Ethics

Do Not Resuscitate Patients

In the situation below, I want to argue that ***** with a 'Do Not Resuscitate' (DNR) Order should NOT be transported to a hospital - especially by an Emergency Department - for medical treatment.

My argument assumes that patients who have signed such ***** order understand the full meaning of DNR, and have accepted the responsibility this entails. My ***** assumes that the medical pr*****essionals ***** the ramifications of not transporting a patient ***** treatment, and ***** the legal aspects of DNR orders have *****en dealt with by ***** department's legal representatives. My argument also assumes that the patients are in some kind of ***** arrest or emergency, or ***** suffered a catastrophic type of illness, such as heart attack or stroke. In addition, my argument ***** that family members of patients with ***** orders understand *****ir loved one's desires, and will comply with their wishes.

Ethical and medical facts are key ***** this situation. The patient must have a current ***** verifiable DNR order. ***** patient must be notified of the decision not to transport. The patient h***** the right to change ***** DNR, or ***** nullify it. The *****'s family can***** become involved in the *****. The ***** department staff must be prepared to make quick decisions. The emergency department staff must ***** prepared ***** analyze the patient's condition and make a b*****ding decision about it. If a patient has a DNR, the age of the patient ***** be analyzed ***** taken into account in the decision. It depends on what the patient is suffering from whether they should be transported or not. Emergency department pers*****nel must be ***** to play "God" in these instances. The DNR does not necessarily remove all fault ***** the emergency department. The patient must be suffering a life-threatening ***** or condition for emergency room department staff ***** consider the DNR.

Ethically, ***** ***** certainly a touchy and difficult situation. However, the wants and needs of the patient ***** be *****y *****ed, and a patient ***** a DNR order clearly ***** not want to go on living if their quality of life is challenged or reduced. ***** DNR ***** does not stand in other situations, such as non-life threaten*****g accidents, etc (such ***** a broken leg. The ***** would be transp*****ted in th***** situation). There are many e*****ical decisions ***** will have to made ***** the emergency department in these *****, and ***** will literally have to play "God" ***** ***** decisions, which may be ethically and morally ***** for some personnel. Some people ********** that DNR orders are ***** legal or moral, ***** the ***** ***** no authority ***** act on **********. However, the ***** wishes are at the heart ***** this ethical dilemma, and they should always be discussed and adhered to. It is the p*****ient's life, after all, and not the medical ***** life that is on the line. A ***** order is a highly person decision, ********** no person creates one of *****se


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