The Case of Jimmy: Out of Hospital DNRs for School-Aged Children

The Case of Jimmy: Out of Hospital DNRs for School-Aged Children


Jimmy is twelve years old, bright, interacts well with teachers and other students, and really likes to go to school. However, his osteosarcoma has advanced to a terminal stage, and he is now enrolled in hospice for good palliative care. Because of his terminal condition, Jimmy and his parents have agreed together with the hospice team that any resuscitation attempt would be unwanted and unwarranted.