• Psychology, Medicine
  • Published in
    Medsurg nursing : official…
    2010

Do-not-resuscitate orders: nurse's role requires moral courage.

@article{Lachman2010DonotresuscitateON,
  title={Do-not-resuscitate orders: nurse's role requires moral courage.},
  author={Vicki D. Lachman},
  journal={Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={
          249-51, 236
        }
}
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