Journal Article
Commentary

A living will misinterpreted as a DNR order: confusion compromises patient care.

Katsetos AD; Mirarchi FL.

This case report describes an error in which physicians mistook a patient's living will for a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order. The authors discuss common misunderstandings about advanced directives and DNR orders as well as how such mix-ups may affect patient care and safety.