On DNR Orders

  • Wahaj D Ahmad
Keywords: Muslim perspective, Do Not Resuscitate, life support

Abstract

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/41-3-5115

Physicians have to explain to patients and their families the rationale for Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders. Muslims need to have a living will, ideally while stil healthy and competent. They need to understand that Islamically a DNR order is acceptable under certain circumstances.

Published
2009-11-24
Section
Guest Editorials