Nurses More Confident in Their Ability to Initiate DNR Discussions Than Physicians

Edmond, Lissa
July 2008
Pulmonary Reviews;Jul2008, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p17
The article reports on a study which found that health care professionals are uncertain about the role that nurses should take in do not resuscitate (DNR) discussions. Participants rated their level of agreement with statements about their confidence and attitudes regarding DNR orders. The study also found that more nurses than house officers disagreed with the statement that DNR discussions should not be initiated by nurses.


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