Time for another discussion. Please read the below scenario and answer the question. You will need to research local laws on DNR, parents rights, and professional ethics. We are assuming this patient is in Texas.
Remember: you must post your thoughts then respond to two other students. You should have a total of at least 3 postings. I would like your post to be completed by Friday 9/22 and your responses completed by before school Monday 9/25.
You are dispatched to an unconscious 3 y/o male. Upon arrival you find a frantic father, flipping out, begging you to help his son. The father informs you that the child suffers from a terminal illness. The child is unconscious and is in respiratory arrest.You begin to work the child up, prepare him for transport, and place him in the ambulance. As you place him in your ambulance, he codes.
The father, even more frantic now is near tears as you initiate CPR. After a round of CPR, you are interrupted by a knock on the back door of your ambulance.
It opens and you are greeted by the pt`s mother, who orders you to stop CPR immediately, as her child has suffered enough, holding in your face a valid DNR signed by both parents. Both parents are the pt`s natural parents and both have legal custody of the child.
What would you do?