Ethics and medico legal aspects of "Not for Resuscitation"

Naveen Salins, Sachin Pai, M. Vidyasagar, Manikkath Sobhana

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Not for resuscitation in India still remains an abstract concept with no clear guidelines or legal frame work.Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a complex medical intervention which is often used inappropriately in hospitalized patients and usually guided by medical decision making rather than patient-directed choices.Patient autonomy still remains a weak concept and relatives are expected to make this big decision in a short time and at a time of great emotional distress. This article outlines concepts around ethics and medico legal aspects of not for resuscitation, especially in Indian setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-69
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Palliative Care
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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