'I've been given a do not resuscitate order but I want to live'

'I've been given a do not resuscitate order but I want to live'

Jan 21, 2023 by BBC News - Scotland

Key Facts

  • A DNR - also known as a DNACPR or a DNAR - is a form filled in by a doctor or senior nurse which instructs medial staff not to perform cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) treatment to attempt to restart the heart and breathing after they have stopped.
  • In most cases people should be informed when a DNR is in place and medics should discuss it with the patient or next of kin.
  • "I've been in and out the hospital with my chest, but the next time if I go in like that or not even as serious as that, they'll maybe say oh well she's got a DNR, just let her go.
  • "But people should have a right to find out if there is one in their name, who made the decision and when and be able to question that to better understand it."

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