Scientific article

'Do not attempt resuscitation' and 'cardiopulmonary resuscitation' in an inpatient setting: factors influencing physicians' decisions in Switzerland

Published inGerontology, vol. 57, no. 5, p. 414-421
Publication date2011

To determine the prevalence of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and do-not-attempt-resuscitation (DNAR) orders, to define factors associated with CPR/DNAR orders and to explore how physicians make and document these decisions.

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Attitude to Death
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/ethics/psychology
  • Critical Illness/psychology
  • Decision Making/ethics
  • Ethics Committees, Clinical/statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Hospitals, Teaching
  • Humans
  • Inpatients/psychology
  • Male
  • Medical Futility/ethics/legislation & jurisprudence/psychology
  • Middle Aged
  • Physicians/psychology
  • Prognosis
  • Quality of Life/psychology
  • Resuscitation Orders/ethics/legislation & jurisprudence/psychology
  • Switzerland
Citation (ISO format)
BECERRA, Maria-Elisa et al. “Do not attempt resuscitation” and “cardiopulmonary resuscitation” in an inpatient setting: factors influencing physicians” decisions in Switzerland. In: Gerontology, 2011, vol. 57, n° 5, p. 414–421. doi: 10.1159/000319422
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ISSN of the journal0304-324X

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