Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in patients with cancer.

Title

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in patients with cancer.

Creator

Varon J; Marik PE

Publisher

The American Journal Of Hospice & Palliative Care

Date

2007

Subject

Humans; Resuscitation Orders; quality of life; DNAR; Palliative Care; Neoplasms/th [Therapy]; decision making; cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Description

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, with most of these deaths taking place in the hospital setting. Discussions on end-of-life care and on cardiopulmonary resuscitation in particular are an important component in the management of patients with cancer. Clinical decision making and respect for patient autonomy dictate that health care providers provide their patients with accurate information on the expected outcomes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This article reviews those factors that affect the outcome of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in patients with cancer and provides recommendations on obtaining do-not-resuscitate orders in these patients.
2007

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

224-9

Issue

3

Volume

24

Citation

Varon J; Marik PE, “Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in patients with cancer.,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 18, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14091.

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