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DNR: Do Not Resuscitate: A Novel

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DNR is a work of fiction based on facts encompassing conditions in large city hospitals as they existed in the 1970s and ’80s. During that period patients who appeared brain-dead without any signs of recovery were left on mechanical ventilators and feeding tubes. They were treated to sustain life but at times lacked the dignity due to them as human beings.

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DNR is a work of fiction based on facts encompassing conditions in large city hospitals as they existed in the 1970s and ’80s. During that period patients who appeared brain-dead without any signs of recovery were left on mechanical ventilators and feeding tubes. They were treated to sustain life but at times lacked the dignity due to them as human beings.

A great conflict developed regarding the issue of not resuscitating these patients should they stop breathing independently or become pulseless. DNR attempts to describe one such case. As John West’s life story unfolds, it traverses the multiple challenges, complexities, and ethical issues that occur too frequently in hospital settings as he is caught up in a moral, ethical, and political conundrum.

About the Author

Geraldine M. McEachern was a registered nurse for more than fifty years. Her passion was bedside care of patients, where she could spend quality time and make personal connections that brought comfort to those she tended.

She was a nurse manager for many years in a Coronary Intensive Care Unit, an electrophysiology lab, and a progressive care unit in a Level 1 trauma hospital. Prior to her retirement in January 2022, she was director of Case Management in a designated COVID-19 hospital.

DNR is her debut novel.

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Weight7.216 oz
Dimensions5 × 8 × 0.41880 in

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DNR: Do Not Resuscitate: A Novel
Original price was: $16.95.Current price is: $14.95.