Are DNRs Ethically Permissible?

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  Do-not-resuscitate orders (DNRs) can be ethically permissible. However, certain criteria, as described below, must be considered in determining whether a DNR can be ethically implemented.   What’s a DNR? A DNR is an order that healthcare workers (including paramedics) will not perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a patient if the patient’s breathing or heartbeat…

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