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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health Policy
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health