Do not resuscitate orders. Definition

Medical Definition: do not resuscitate orders

Orders are included in the clinical history of a patient so that in case of cardiac arrest, or the nursing staff and the emergency physician maneuvers to try to resuscitate the patient and let him die. It is used in case of patients who positively know that these maneuvers would be therapeutic obstinacy (v.) or would be futile (see futility, treatment disproportionate treatment provided).

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