Title

When Do You Stop Trying to Resuscitate a Patient?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-14-2015

Abstract

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.