Promoting Excellence : ESRD: Model Policy and Procedure for Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders in Dialysis Facility

Name:
End-Stage Renal Disease: Model Policy and Procedure for Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders in Dialysis Facility

Definition:
This document describes rationale justifying DNR orders as well as information on procedural information for implementing the policy.

Category:
Organizational Tools – Informed Consent

Source:
The End-Stage Renal Disease Workgroup of
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Alvin H. Moss, MD, Chair
[email protected]

Contact:
Alvin H. Moss, MD
Professor of Medicine & Director
Center for Health Ethics and Law
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
West Virginia University
P.O. Box 9022
Morgantown, WV 26506-9022
[email protected]

What this instrument is for:
For dialysis units who want to respect their patients’ informed refusal of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the dialysis unit, this policy and procedure describes the rationale for such a policy and the ethical and legal principles justifying it as well as the procedure to be followed to implement the policy.

Keywords:
end stage renal disease, policies

To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from this site. Please credit source.

References:
Developed specifically for this project by the workgroup.

To view this tool:
View the Model Policy and Procedure for Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders in Dialysis Facility page (part of the ESRD Workgroup Recommendations to the Field report).

Posted August 1, 2003

End Stage Renal Disease Workgroup overview page


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