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Glossary: do not resuscitate order, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

do not resuscitate order

(… ree-SUH-sih-TAYT …)

A type of advance directive in which a person states that healthcare providers should not perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (restarting the heart) if his or her heart or breathing stops. Also called DNR order.

2005-05-23

2008-11-21