lfsuarezWhy would the second part of that be correct when there is not mention of a DNR?+52019-06-05T18:31:07Z
ug123DNI and DNR are different right? This patient had a DNI. Why would we assume it to be DNR too?
sherryDNI and DNR are indeed different. But it is not the case here. The patient needs to be extubated means she did not sign a DNI or DNR in the first place. I assume her living will is more like terminate supporting treatment in a vegetative state. So there is no need to do resuscitation anyways. But I agree this is not a good question. +2019-07-11T11:47:14Z
shayan"The patient has signed the living will and is consistent with her directives" but the stem doesnt tell has what is in her living will about the extubation? we are extubating on the request of her husband? this is confusing !+12019-07-16T09:57:51Z
criovolyI believe this question was not well constructed... it's one of those! +2019-08-18T19:48:48Z
em_goldmanPeople who are suicidal still have decision-making capacity; it's not equivalent to advanced dementia or other situations where decision making is impaired. Laws vary by state; I know in my state that the maximum time for holding someone against their will is 48 hours unless a court has deemed them incompetent and designated another person as their legal decision maker, including people who are actively suicidal.
My understanding of the law as a layperson is that her living will was signed along with people bearing witness to the fact that she was the one who signed it, and it was what she wanted. Ethics aside, it would be almost impossible to prove that she legally initiated a DNR in a state of suicidality that was intense enough to interfere with her decision-making capacity in that moment. +2020-01-04T03:41:38Z