Nurses and physicians have different views on DNR orders


Entering the room of a patient with cardiac arrest not knowing if there is a DNR order is something nurses don't want to experience. But this still happens. Ethical conflicts surroundings decisions not to resuscitate are common. Mona Pettersson spent 8 years researching DNR orders and in the process she interviewed both nurses and physicians. 

Mona Pettersson defended her dissertation on ethical competence and DNR orders in November 2018. Read what she has to say on physicians' and nurses different views on DNR orders in Vårdfokus, the monthly journal for members of The Swedish Association of Health Professionals (in Swedish).

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Last modified: 2022-01-10