Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has saved and prolonged the lives of many, but is it appropriate for elderly and incapacitated individuals? This article examines the role of surrogate decision making in withholding treatment of incapacitated individuals, and provides a list of twelve criteria to assist a guardian to determine what would be in the best interests of the patient.
Best, Robert J.
"Legal Guadians' Authority to Consent to Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor:
2, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol1/iss2/5