Best Palliative Care Slogan Ever: DNR Explained.

I think this is the best palliative care slogan ever.  Not a day goes by where patients who are days, weeks, or months from their mortal natural death remain full code out of a lack of education and understanding.  We are simply not trained as physicians to have adequate informed consent discussions on CPR.  In fact, I have even heard some doctors won't let any  patients of theirs be DNR.  My position is that this is the patient's decision to make and the doctor  has an obligation to provide that discussion to patients but cannot make that decision for them.    However, in today's hurried payment environment,  many doctors don't have the time to provide this necessary service.  When most patients hear their data on prognosis  and recovery, most reasonable patients will elect not to pursue in-hospital or out of hospital resuscitation efforts when their heart stops or they stop breathing adequately to maintain life.  So I've come up with the perfect slogan  in this Jesus ecard that combines the power of Christ with the power of palliative care.  Choose DNR when you're dead 'n ready.  Any questions?

"Things Jesus would say if He was a doctor:  Choose DNR when you're Dead 'N Ready."

Things Jesus would say if he was a doctor.  Choose DNR when you're Dead 'N Ready ecard humor photo

Alternatively, if you have THIS nurse below, you might be DNR and not even know it...

"All my patients are DNR.  All I have to do is ask them if they want dinner and they ALWAYS say an emphatic yes!.  DNR it is then."

Dinner vs DNR palliative care ecard humor


"Don't worry about missing church today ma'am.  THIS doctor will have you praying to God all week."

Don't worry about missing church today ma'am.  THIS doctor will have you praying to God all week ecard nurse humor photo.


"When your doctor told you to take your pills religiously, he did not mean just the one Sunday a month."

When your doctor told you to take your pills relgiously, he did not mean just the one Sunday a month nurse ecard humor photo.


"You have two options ma'am.  You can be a no code or you can be a slow code.  Now which is it gonna be?"

You have two options ma'am.  You can be a no code or you can be a slow code.  Now, which is it gonna be doctor ecard humor photo.


"Soon after joining Jehovah's Witnesses, Jimmy was kicked out of vampire school and placed into hospice."

Vampire bat joining Jehovah's Witnessess and then entering into hospice cartoon


This post is for entertainment purposes only and likely contains humor only understood by those in a healthcare profession. Read at your own risk. 

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