Do-not-resuscitate discussions: a qualitative analysis.

  title={Do-not-resuscitate discussions: a qualitative analysis.},
  author={William Ventres and Mimi Nichter and Robert G Reed and Richard Frankel},
  journal={Family practice research journal},
  volume={12 2},
The literature to date on Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) decision-making is based upon data derived from structured questionnaires, hypothetical scenarios, descriptive epidemiology, or simulated discussions. Lacking in the literature has been a critical examination of the health care professional-patient-family relationship and its impact on decision-making regarding resuscitation. The purpose of this study is to identify and describe organizational and communication factors that affect the process… CONTINUE READING

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