Research carried out by National Health Service (in United Kingdom) postulates that there is around 10% chance of an effective revival if CPR with Chest Compressions are carried out on an individual outside of a hospital setting in a proper and appropriate manner.
In a hopistal setting chances of an effective revival if CPR with Chest Compressions are carried out on an individual in a proper and appropriate manner are slightly higher and between 10%-15%, However, if a patient is weak then there is a every chance that during CPR with Chest Compressions a few ribs will be broken so the patient will be in pain in the chest area for weeks and the chances of revival are significantly lowered.
Therefore consultants often advise patients/families to sign a DNR (Do not resuscitate) consent if consultants think that its not in the best interest of the patient to be revived
- Is a Muslim patient allowed to give a DNR (Do not resuscitate) consent based on the recommendation of a Consultant that there is no hope for a medical treatment for their condition?
- Does it matter if the consultant is Muslim or Non-Muslim?
This is a very common occurrence for Stage-IV Cancer patients being treated by National Health Service (in United Kingdom) and there are other diseases as well.