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Table 2 Distribution of the ethical issues found in the prehospital discharge summaries. Considerations centered around patients, relatives, or other parties

From: Termination of prehospital resuscitative efforts: a study of documentation on ethical considerations at the scene

  Ethical considerations Total number
1. Patient Do-not-resuscitate order or note from doctor 38
Reported wishes and outlook regarding resuscitation 3
Life expectancy 17
Quality of life 21
2. Relatives Emotional states of relatives 2
Wishes and outlooks regarding resuscitation 4
3. Future patients, medical staff or general public   0
Total number of ethical considerations 85