Case Study – Could This Happen At Our Hospital?

Case Study – Could This Happen At Our Hospital?

The patient is dying, and the physicians and family did what?

A 79-year old white female with advanced ovarian cancer, severe back and abdominal pain, COPD, depression and anxiety disorder, and asthma was admitted to the hospital from Happy Valley Nursing Home through the emergency room.

At first, the order is comfort care only, with a DNR in place. But then that DNR gets rescinded.

What’s going on?