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Medical Ethics

Do Not Resuscitate Patients

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

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

Ethic*****y, ***** is certainly a touchy and difficult situation. However, the wants and needs of the patient must be fully *****ed, and a patient ***** a ***** order cle*****rly ***** not want to go on living if *****ir quality of life is challenged or reduced. ***** DNR order does not stand in other situations, such as non-life threaten*****g accidents, etc (such ***** a broken leg. The ***** would be transported in this situation). ********** are many ethical decisions that ***** have to made ***** the emergency department in ***** *****, 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 staff ***** no authority ***** act on them. *****, the patient's wishes ***** at the heart ***** this ethical dilemma, and they should always be discussed and adhered to. ***** is the patient's life, after all, and not the medical ***** life that is on the line. A ***** order is a highly person decision, and no person creates one of *****se

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