ENDNOTE: DNR means DNR but is it “suicide”?



Miami doctors face dilemma over ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ tattooDoctors faced ethical, medical conundrums
Posted: 1:23 PM, December 01, 2017 Updated: 2:17 PM, December 01, 2017

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(CNN) – Picture this: A man is admitted to the hospital, unconscious, with a history of serious health problems and a high blood alcohol level. He has no identification and no family with him. On his chest, he has a tattoo: “Do Not Resuscitate.”

What would you do?

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Seems obvious to me.

It does raise a moral question. Is that the same thing as suicide?

Aren’t we morally obligated to live out our lives for as long as we have? And, that means taken advantage of the things society has available to prolong life?

And when you get right down to it, if we don’t eat our veggies aren’t we doing the same thing.

See that’s why fat old white guy injineers shouldn’t think too hard. We’re too logical. Now pass the broccoli.

Dona Nobis Pacem

Luckily, I’m not in charge of anything anywhere.

Carry on.

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