Case and commentary what should an anesthesiologist and surgeon do when they disagree about terms of perioperative DNR suspension?

Alexander E. Loeb, Shawn Y. Jia, Casey J. Humbyrd

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Abstract

This case examines perioperative suspension of a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order during surgery. The commentary considers the appropriateness of DNR orders; types of DNR order suspension in the context of alternative anesthesia techniques; and what is required from a surgeon, anesthesiologist, and patient or surrogate to reach a decision expressing the patient’s best interest. It concludes by offering communication recommendations based on joint discussion and decision sharing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E283-E290
JournalAMA Journal of Ethics
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy

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