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Letters The death of DNR

Personal resuscitation plans

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 20 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2018
  1. Toni Wolff, consultant paediatrician1,
  2. William Whitehouse1
  1. 1Children’s Centre, City Hospital, Nottingham NG5 1PB
  1. toni.wolff{at}

    We have developed personal resuscitation plans instead of do not resuscitate orders (DNRs) for children with severe neurodisability and life limiting or life threatening conditions.1 Children’s nurses asked us for clear information on appropriate interventions when a particular child’s condition deteriorates, not just an instruction not to call the arrest team.

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