Do-not-resuscitate orders in the operating room: required reconsideration.

  title={Do-not-resuscitate orders in the operating room: required reconsideration.},
  author={Katie A Smith},
  journal={Military medicine},
  volume={165 7},
Advances in medical technology are giving health care providers the tools with which to keep patients alive for longer and longer periods of time. However, in our struggle to keep patients alive, we must not forget that the patient is the one who controls his or her own destiny. Advance directives and do-not-resuscitate orders are becoming more commonplace as patients strive to make their wishes known to all who care for them. The use of such orders in the operating room has historically been a… CONTINUE READING

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