Do-Not-Resuscitate: A Matter of Life and Breath
THEM'S THE RULESMarch 08, 2022
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Do-Not-Resuscitate: A Matter of Life and Breath

Hosted by Bronwen Clark
Hosted by Bronwen Clark

How much thought have you given to your end-of-life care?

In this episode, Bronwen investigates the practicalities of the controversial advance directive known as the Do-Not-Resuscitate order. What does a DNR actually entail? Who makes the final call? What's the likelihood a life-saving method like cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) will actually work?

To answer these questions (plus many more), Bronwen chats with an emergency medicine physician who deals with DNRs on a regular basis. With two decades of hands-on experience, this practicing ER doc sheds light on the many nuances of end-of-life decision-making, the risks and benefits of resuscitative efforts, and the common misconceptions many of us have about DNRs.

A travel through history’s imaginative methods of resuscitation is also provided, adding context to the impressive array of medical technology we have available today.


LINKS
Reviving the Conversation around CPR/DNR
Hospital do-not-resuscitate orders: why they have failed and how to fix them
Approximately One in Three US Adults Completes Any Type of Advance Directive



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