Essay on The And Treatment Of Cpr

977 Words Nov 1st, 2016 4 Pages
For the major focal point of this discourse, as explained before, advance directives are used to convey the patient and families’ preference in treatment, including to do or not resuscitate when the patient may suffer from cardiac or respiratory arrest after. The aim of CPR is to save the patient, but the evidence shows that the implementation of CPR does not ensure a high rate of survival to hospital discharge (Enohumah et al., 2006; Landry, Parker, & Phillips, 1992; McNally et al., 2011). Due to this, the policy began to develop to limit the use of CPR and in carrying out the DNR order. In reference to this issue, Quinlan case has increased the concern (Coburn, 1977). The conflict evolved between the physician and patient’s father in determining either or not to stop the treatment, in which the father inclined to end her daughter’s life. This case ends up with the New Jersey Supreme Court decided that Joseph Quinlan has the right to withhold her daughter’s life-saving measure. Starting from this to subsequent cases, the patient’s right to refuse medical treatment as well as lifesaving intervention such as CPR has been widely acknowledged (Clark, Lucas, & Stephens, 1994). Subsequently, DNR order also became one of the patient’s right to stop health care provider’s attempt of resuscitation in the event of cardiac or respiratory arrest.
In health care practices, the term DNR is to refer to the term “do not resuscitate”, but also some policies prefer to use “DNAR” (do not…

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