EthicsLab Essentials Do Not Resuscitate Orders

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As patients, surrogate decision makers, and clinicians discuss goals of care, questions arise regarding what interventions will physiologically work and what interventions will honor the patient’s values. Do Not Resuscitate Orders are one of the interventions frequently discussed. Our lead contributor on this episode, Mark Repenshek, Executive Director for Ethics & Mission at Hospital Sisters Health System, in Wisconsin is in conversation with guests to explore a number of ethical issues related to Do Not Resuscitate orders that include, but are not limited to: a) Patient/Surrogate desires for full resuscitation despite the intervention’s lack of efficacy in specific clinical circumstances, b) Consideration of partial codes as a “compromise” co-status, c) A physicians’ professional right to limit the use of resuscitation efforts in certain circumstances.

After registration, participants pursuing CME credit must complete the following steps:

  • Step 1: review and acknowledge the EthicsLab Essentials Disclaimer and complete pre-test to evaluate participant knowledge before listening to the podcast episode
  • Step 2: listen to the EthicsLab Essentials podcast episode
  • Step 3: complete post test to evaluate participant knowledge gained after listening to the podcast episode
  • Step 4: complete evaluation

Once all steps have been successfully completed, participants are issued a PDF certificate that can be printed or saved electronically for submission to accreditation boards.