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Nurses Sing the DNR Song

DNR means DO NOT RESUSCITATE. When a patient in the hospital is in very bad shape, and everyone including them knows they are going to die soon no matter what medical miracles are applied, it is a great relief to see a DNR order on their chart. No one wants to use horribly violent measures to save a life that is on its way out anyway, but if there is no DNR order, the hospital staff is required by law to do CPR etc on you if your heart stops. This version is sung by a few acute care nurses, and sung to Rockstar by Nickelback. It expresses the sentiment of having had quite enough medical care already, and wishing to be allowed to live and die in peace. And it's pretty cute. "We all just wanna be a DNR."

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b_vainamoinen
Jun. 15th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
When I worked for hospice, I had heard that some doctors/facilities prefer to use the term "Do Not ATTEMPT to Resuscitate" as it acknowledged that fact that in the vast majority of cases - it was futile anyway.
liveonearth
Jun. 16th, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
So true. In many cases people die while being beaten upon and shocked, instead of passing peacefully. It's awful.
b_vainamoinen
Jun. 16th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
Didn't watch the video before. ZOMFG! That's hilarious! I can see the hospice nurses that I used to work with liking that a lot!

There's some folks I have to share that with.
liveonearth
Jun. 16th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
Heh. Glad you liked it. We're all about sharing, around here.
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