HCA 322 Week 5 Final Paper, Case Study 2, Legal and Ethical Issues of DNR Orders
The DNRO in Florida, also known as Do Not Resuscitate Order. This is an order written by the doctor and signed by the patient. This informs healthcare professionals that in the event that there is a cardiac or respiratory arrest, no resuscitation protocols should be permitted.
The state of Florida has two chapters. Chapter 401, which clarifies that the patient has to be in respiratory or cardiac arrest in order to withhold or withdraw resuscitation. Chapter 765, which provides authority to power of attorneys, guardian that are court …….., proxies, and surrogates to authorize DNROs. Chapter 402 provides immunity from any civil or criminal charges to EMS personnel. Chapter 765 allows DNROs to be …..in medical charts by doctors. There is also a DNRO Form 1896, which is …..by the competent patient or representative. This form can revoke the DNR order both orally or in writing at any time………….Continued (09 Pages with References)
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