Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR)
A Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR) is a legal document that instructs healthcare providers not to perform life-saving measures on a patient during a medical emergency.
It is intended to prevent unnecessary interventions that may prolong suffering or reduce the quality of life for patients with advanced illnesses or medical conditions.
A DNR order can take different forms, depending on the patient's preferences and medical conditions and must be created by a patient and their legal representative.
The order is then documented in the patient's medical record and communicated to all healthcare providers involved in their care.