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When is CPR ‘futile’?

CPR is “futile” when it offers the patient no clinical benefit. When CPR offers no benefit, you as a physician are ethically justified in withholding

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When is CPR ‘futile’?

CPR is “futile” when it offers no clinical benefit. When CPR offers no benefit, your physician is ethically justified to withhold resuscitation. Clearly it is

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When can CPR be withheld?

Virtually all hospitals have policies which describe circumstances under which CPR can be withheld. Two general situations arise which justify withholding CPR: when CPR is

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When can CPR be withheld?

Virtually all hospitals have policies which describe circumstances under which CPR can be withheld. Two general situations arise which justify withholding CPR: when CPR is

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