You gotta watch those living will issues. I had a client who signed a living will at the hospital after being diagnosed with a fatal illness which was expected to kill him in 1 to 3 years. He got a double dose of morphine pain killer in the middle of the night from a nurse then a resident (before she documented the chart) his heart stopped and they did not resuscitate him because of a DNR instruction on his chart.
posted on 11/04/2005 5:13:42 AM PST
A lot of people don't realize that after the hospital gives you morphine for the pain, you're unable to communicate so you can't make your wishes known, and you can go downhill quickly. The family members, when consulted, are anxious to spare the person pain and thus acquiesce to no resuscitation.
posted on 11/04/2005 9:45:59 AM PST
(Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
"DNR" == "DNT" Do Not Resuscitate is often read as
Do Not Treat.
posted on 11/06/2005 4:12:25 PM PST
(doesn't teach or inspire or compel them to think things throughu)
The National Right to Life has a "Will to Live" which is worded very differntly from a "living" will. The living will is a death sentence and anyone who has one should revoke it immediately. I'm not posting a hyper link because FR doesn't post the code on the posting page and I'm not looking up the code. I've been doing that six years now. That would seem way too simple. So here's the link in text:
posted on 12/08/2005 8:49:05 PM PST
(Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't! --FReeper airborne)
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