Is DNR legally been practice in malaysia? if not, i guess it's a good idea for the government to implement it. imho, it's such a good idea because for some patients, CPR offers more burdens than benefits
I think the right of the patient to choose whether he wants to live or die lies on the patient?s hand. He should be given the right to choose if he understands very well his condition and possesses intact decision making capacity ( a psychiatrist can be consulted if we suspect him for unable to make a decision due to depression or etc) as it?s supported by the bioethics law, ?respect for autonomy? which means that patient?s request should be honored.
I don?t see DNR as a suicide attempt. It's just to let the nature takes its course. If the patient ends up in the vegetative state, it?ll only make him suffer more. So, it?s better not to resuscitate him in the first place than having to make a decision whether or not to turn off the ventilator later. What?s the point of prolonging his life when he can barely do anything? Sometimes, I think it?s us the relatives, friends and etc who are not prepared to let go the patient until we actually have to make him suffer even more.
And again, my question is ? does malaysia has this DNR order thingy??