Essay - Medical Ethics Do not Resuscitate Patients in the Situation Below...


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

Ethical and medical facts are key to this situation. The patient must have a current ********** verifiable ***** order. The patient must be notified of the decision not to transport. ***** patient h***** the right to change the DNR, or ***** nullify it. The *****'s family can***** become involved in the transp*****t. The emergency department staff must be prepared to make quick decisions. The ***** department ***** must be prepared to analyze the patient's condition and make a binding decision about it. If a patient has a DNR, the age of the patient ***** be analyzed ***** taken into account in ***** decision. It depends on what the patient is suffering from whether they should be transported or not. Emergency ***** 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 illness ***** condition ***** ***** room department staff to consider the DNR.

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

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