Finding the right words: using the terms allow natural death (AND) and do not resuscitate (DNR) in pediatric palliative care.

Title

Finding the right words: using the terms allow natural death (AND) and do not resuscitate (DNR) in pediatric palliative care.

Creator

Jones BL; Parker-Raley J; Higgerson RA; Christie LA; Legett S; Greathouse J

Publisher

Journal For Healthcare Quality

Date

2008

Subject

Humans; Intensive Care Units; Terminal Care; Health Care Surveys; Education; Medical; Pediatric; DNAR; Resuscitation Orders; Palliative Care; Communication; Hospitals; Terminology as Topic

Description

When children are dying in a hospital setting, healthcare providers need to help families make important end-of-life care decisions. Most providers use the term do not resuscitate (DNR) when suggesting a course of action that involves not using extraordinary lifesaving measures. Some healthcare providers use the term allow natural death (AND) to discuss this same approach. This study investigated pediatric healthcare providers' beliefs about using AND as opposed to DNR. Results revealed that providers believe the term AND is somewhat ambiguous but may be more family centered.
2008

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

55-63

Issue

5

Volume

30

Citation

Jones BL; Parker-Raley J; Higgerson RA; Christie LA; Legett S; Greathouse J, “Finding the right words: using the terms allow natural death (AND) and do not resuscitate (DNR) in pediatric palliative care.,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 22, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14143.

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