Do not resuscitate orders: the issues
Art & Science Previous     Next

Do not resuscitate orders: the issues

Phil Jevon Resuscitation Council (UK) ALS & PALS Instructor, is Resuscitation Training Officer, Manor Hospital, Walsall

The decision whether or not to attempt resuscitation of certain patients can be difficult and complex. This article discusses the ethical, legal and professional issues in do not resuscitate orders, with particular reference to the nurse’s role and professional accountability.

Nursing Standard. 13, 40,45-46. doi: 10.7748/ns1999.06.13.40.45.c2627