TITLE

Dignified death or legislated resuscitation?

AUTHOR(S)
Innes, Grant; Wanger, Karen
PUB. DATE
November 1999
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/16/99, Vol. 161 Issue 10, p1264
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Editorial. Discusses legislated resuscitation in terminally ill patients in Ontario. How paramedics can resuscitate a patient despite do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders; Need for physicians to educate caregivers of DNR patients not to call 911; Need for a DNR protocol.
ACCESSION #
2509898

 

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