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When CPR Shouldn’t Be An Option

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OK to Die
Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The maxim of “first, do no harm” should be extended to not just the patient, but also to the families of the dying patient in our care. We should not harm their emotional lives and consciences by asking them to make decisions about CPR that are ultimately futile.  Such a burden is pointless and creates unnecessary suffering.

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