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  1. Resuscitation and Senility: A Study of Patients' Opinions.G. S. Robertson - 1993 - Journal of Medical Ethics 19 (2):104-107.
    In the context of 'Do-not-resuscitate' (DNR) decisions, there is a lack of information in the UK on the opinions of patients and prospective patients. Written anonymous responses to questionnaires issued to 322 out-patient subjects showed that 97 per cent would opt for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in their current state of health. In the hypothetical circumstance of having advanced senile dementia only 10 per cent would definitely want CPR, with 75 per cent preferring not to have CPR. There were no significant (...)
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  • Deciding Not to Resuscitate in Dutch Hospitals.J. J. van Delden, P. J. van der Maas, L. Pijnenborg & C. W. Looman - 1993 - Journal of Medical Ethics 19 (4):200-205.
    The use of do not resuscitate (DNR) orders in Dutch hospitals was studied as part of a nationwide study on medical decisions concerning the end of life. DNR decisions are made in 6 per cent of all admissions, and 61 per cent of all in-hospital deaths were preceded by a DNR decision. We found that in only 14 per cent of the cases had the patients been involved in the DNR decision (32 per cent of competent patients). The concept of (...)
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  • Choosing Between Life and Death: Patient and Family Perceptions of the Decision Not to Resuscitate the Terminally Ill Cancer Patient.Jaklin Eliott & Ian Olver - 2008 - Bioethics 22 (3):179–189.