DNR: do not resuscitate. A chilling moment listening to a doctor discuss this with…your mom. By Chuck Duboff

Chuck Eclectic Blog

© Chuck Duboff

do-not-resuscitate order, or DNR order, is a medical order written by a doctor. It instructs health care providers not to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if a patient’s breathing stops or if the patient’s heart stops beating. A DNR order is created, or set up, before an emergency occurs.


It felt like a scene out of movie that I was watching.  A young doctor calmly discussing with an elderly patient about what should occur if the patient’s breathing should stop or if the  heart stops beating.

Yet, this was not a movie.  This was me, standing by my mother’s bedside, while a very calm young doctor explained to my mother what DNR meant.  Do not resuscitate.  I could see my mother’s face change, her colour go white as she was processing the ramifications of what this doctor had just explained.  I stood there silently, hundreds of…

View original post 243 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s