An ethical analysis of cardiopulmonary resuscitation for elders in acute care.

@article{Robinson2002AnEA,
  title={An ethical analysis of cardiopulmonary resuscitation for elders in acute care.},
  author={Ellen M Robinson},
  journal={AACN clinical issues},
  year={2002},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={132-44}
}
Despite empirical evidence that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is of questionable effectiveness in elders with comorbidities, it continues to hold a unique place in the armamentarium of life-sustaining treatments in that consent for CPR is implied and, when needed, is administered emergently. These conditions of implied consent and emergency… CONTINUE READING