December 15, 2017

DNR

Many people are not familiar with the term DNR.  DNR means “Do Not Resuscitate.”  DNR means that when breathing stops and/or the heart stops beating,  you do not wish to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).  If that is your preference, you, or your health care proxy, can communicate that to your care team and health care providers by signing a DNR form at any time.  This form does not have to be signed by a physician.