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Do you understand what is meant when a healthcare professional discusses a do not resuscitate order with you/ your family?

By Zoe A . Created on 19 Sep, 2019
As a healthcare professional I have found that people I have had to discuss resuscitation with do not always fully understand the true meaning of a do not resuscitate order (NFR/ DNR). I would love to know the full extent of the mispprehension that surrounds a DNR/ NFR order.
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Yes, I fully undersrand what it means

Yes, I fully undersrand what it means

No, I have no clue what it means

No, I have no clue what it means

Im unsure about the full meaning but understand what it relates to.

Im unsure about the full meaning but understand what it relates to.

Ive never heard of it before.

Ive never heard of it before.

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Yes, I fully undersrand what it means
Deborah said 4 weeks ago
after numerous discussions I believe if I have a terminal/incurable illness then I will insist on dnr being put on my chart no need to be a liabililty on family/society
Yes, I fully undersrand what it means
feelingsad94 said 4 weeks ago
Working in healthcare we try to make sure that all patients have an Advanced Health Directive in place this therefore make it easier for the families as the decisions are already made and in place before this is needed
Yes, I fully undersrand what it means
Manth said 4 weeks ago
My father had one when he had terminal cancer. My MIL also has one, and we will respect her wishes when the time comes.
Yes, I fully undersrand what it means
Tulia said 4 weeks ago
Depending to what extent the family want the resuscitation order to be,there's an option of medical interventions within the scope of practice regarding resuscitation.
Yes, I fully undersrand what it means
JellyKat said 4 weeks ago
To me dnr means that no artificial machine to keep me alive, you can start a manual CPR, but if I cannot come back with this minimum help, then I don't want a machine keeping me alive.
Yes, I fully undersrand what it means
Barry said on Sep 21, 2019
As we age the fear of death diminishes and in many cases is a welcome friend everyone deserves the right to not be resuscitated and the right to assisted dying after it is investigated that the person fully understands the decision and is able to make decision not a spur of the moment thing . Done correctly it would save individuals and their families going through long ,painful conditions that are sometimes extrem...
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Yes, I fully undersrand what it means
braunhi said on Sep 21, 2019
Thanks Barry for your message. Your very comprehensive reply is true in my opinion. It does indeed save the suffering on both the patient and their families. Take care and enjoy your day. B.
Yes, I fully undersrand what it means
Mary said on Sep 20, 2019
all for it myself
Yes, I fully undersrand what it means
Anita Maher said on Sep 20, 2019
I had to have this conversation with my mother, when she as very ill.
Yes, I fully undersrand what it means
braunhi said on Sep 21, 2019
Thanks for your message Anita. Indeed it is a very important subject to have with one's loved ones. Take care. B.