Do Not Resuscitate orders and ethical decisions in a neonatal intensive care unit in a Muslim community.

@article{Costa2002DoNR,
  title={Do Not Resuscitate orders and ethical decisions in a neonatal intensive care unit in a Muslim community.},
  author={David Eustace Da Costa and Hatami Ghazal and Saleh Mohamed Al Khusaiby},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition},
  year={2002},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={F115-9}
}
AIMS To evaluate the need for Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders in a tertiary referral centre for neonatal intensive care, the criteria used in making these decisions, and the applicability of the Muslim ethical stance among parents in an Islamic community. METHODS A prospective evaluation of all DNR decisions in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Royal Hospital in Oman, over a one year period between November 1999 and October 2000. This included decision criteria, and parental responses… CONTINUE READING

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