When Do You Stop Trying to Resuscitate a Patient?
A particularly challenging situation occurs when the family of a patient in cardiac arrest desires protracted attempts to save a loved one. Although clinicians may be tempted to honor family member requests in order to avoid confrontation or save time, interventions should only be considered when there exists at least a possibility of medical benefit for the patient.
Marco, C. A.,
Jesus, J. E.,
Wang, D. H.,
& Larkin, G. L.
(2015). When Do You Stop Trying to Resuscitate a Patient?. ACEP Now, 34 (4), 15.