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  •  The nurse might simply have forgotten to say so (2+ / 0-)
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    mrkvica, AllisonInSeattle

    Or maybe she thought she did say there was a DNR order.

    The discussion above certainly shows what a hodgepodge of rules and laws there are about CPR.  
    A nursing home doesn't have to call EMS, but an assisted facility has to.  
    Maybe HIPAA forbids the nurse from saying the patient is DNR?  I hope not, but I've heard of quirks in HIPAA that are just as silly.

    I have some experience as a hospice medical director.  I got to the point of wishing all hospice patients would have a framed copy of their DNR order hanging at the bedside.

    We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

    by david78209 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 06:51:57 AM PST

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    •  or she may have had personal reservations (3+ / 0-)
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      CayceP, OldDragon, david78209

      about the DNR which she had not disclosed in her job interview...

      or perhaps she was a temp worker and not made well aware of the DNR.

      Many of us who are approaching this stage of life have signed DNRs with the full knowledge of our children and other relatives.

      My Mother had a DNR, but the available nurse's aides doing home care would never have agreed to it. So basically her death was prolonged against her will when she was no longer able to care for herself.

      Good for the family in this situation which seemed quite on the same page about their wishes.

      "There's nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires." - President Obama

      by fhcec on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 08:35:01 AM PST

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