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ETHICS IN MEDICINE   University of Washington School of Medicine

Do Not Resuscitate Orders:
Case 3

After a goal oriented conversation, Mrs. W continues to request to be fully resuscitated in the setting of cardiopulmonary arrest. However, several days later, despite a worsening clinical condition, Mrs. W still requests to be a "full code." Your intern suggests that you sign her out as a "slow code." Should you do this?

Discussion

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