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Posted on January 24, 2017 at 5:00 AM

My latest article, “Controlling the Misuse of CPR Through POLST and Certified Patient Decision Aids” is available in the latest issue of the American Journal of Bioethics 17(2).


This is a response to “Irrational Exuberance: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation as Fetish” by Philip M. Rosoff & Lawrence J. Schneiderman.  Other peer commentaries include:

  • Making a Fetish of “CPR” Is Not in the Patient’s Best Interest – John J. Paris & M. Patrick Moore, Jr.  
  • Erring on the Side of Life” Is Sometimes an Error: Physicians Have the Primary Responsibility to Correct This – Arthur R. Derse
  • Doing What We Shouldn’t: Medical Futility and Moral Distress – Nancy S. Jecker
  • No Merit Badge for CPR – Arthur Caplan & Ariane Lewis
  • CPR as Golden Calf – Joseph J. Kotva & Mark D. Fox
  • Evaluating Public Health Advertising Campaigns: CPR Advertising Imperils Patient-Centered Decision Making – Yael Schenker & Alex John London
  • Balancing the Benefits and Risks of CPR – Clifton W. Callaway, Karl B. Kern, Raina M. Merchant & Robert W. Neumar
  • Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Civic Duty – Torben K. Becker, Michael Bernhard, Bernd W. Böttiger, Jon C. Rittenberger, Mike-Frank G. Epitropoulos & Sören L. Becker
  • Learn and Live?: Understanding the Cultural Focus on Nonbeneficial Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as a Response to Existential Distress About Death and Dying – Leah B. Rosenberg & David Doolittle
  • Resuscitating to Save Life or Save Death? – Stefan Timmermans
  • Who Decides? The Autonomy of First Respondents in Initiating Out-of-Hospital CPR – Sabine Salloch

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