Response to my peer Leslie Felipe-TOPIC 3 DQ 1

Response to my peer Leslie Felipe-TOPIC 3 DQ 1Response to my peer Leslie Felipe-TOPIC 3 DQ 1

Leslie Felipe
Posted Date

Jul 18, 2022, 3:39 PM

Patients and surrogate decision makers should have the right to determine what interventions the medical team can or cannot do. The medical team is not completely in charge of deciding on resuscitation on patients, rather patients or their surrogates should be the ones making that decision when appropriate.

However, there are circumstances where these options cannot be discussed and the medical team performs resuscitation. Response to my peer Leslie Felipe-TOPIC 3 DQ 1

Hospitals have ethics committees that have an important job to implement the decisions of the patients or surrogates, no matter what the circumstances are. Individual autonomy must be respected when patients or surrogates are capable of understanding the risks and benefits of the health condition.

Patients and surrogates have “the right to a conversation with the physician, including information on his/her medical prognosis and an explanation of what DNR is and what it would mean for his/her condition” (Pettersson, et al., 2020). Response to my peer Leslie Felipe-TOPIC 3 DQ 1

The ethical committee ensures that health providers are ethically competent, and value patients and their rights, rights to autonomy, and dignity. Staff can be involved in DNR decisions so that they can understand the patient’s decision and provide the care that they wish for. In addition, the committee can help staff understand DNR decisions because some staff can be troubled with that decision. Response to my peer Leslie Felipe-TOPIC 3 DQ 1

Dying with dignity is important for patients and their loved ones. The ethical committee also has “an attitude of caring for other persons, seeing them as moral agents, embedded in relationships and in need for compassion and care, is what really matters at the end of life care”(Pettersson, et al., 2020)


Pettersson, M., Hedstrom, M., Hoglund, A.T. (2020). The ethics of DNR-decisions in oncology and hematology care: a qualitative study. BMC Medical Ethics. 21(66).



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