Clinical perspectives on portable do-not-resuscitate orders.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order is a written medical order that documents a patient's wishes regarding resuscitation and, more specifically, the patient's desire to avoid cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). A DNR order is one of the most important patient care directives that can be issued because it has dramatic and irreversible consequences. A portable DNR order is a do-not-resuscitate directive that travels with the patient. One way to improve continuity among providers and organizations is to develop statewide portable DNR and end-of-life orders that ensure patients' wishes are followed regardless of setting.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Payne, JK; Thornlow, DK

Published Date

  • October 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 11 - 16

PubMed ID

  • 18942535

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0098-9134

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/00989134-20081001-06


  • eng