Tag: do not resuscitate

Anna Stecher, MD Anna Stecher, MD (2 Posts)

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Oregon Health and Science University


Anna is a PGY-3 in Internal Medicine at OHSU in Portland, OR. She looks forward to a fellowship and career in Palliative Medicine. She spends a significant amount of time cuddling her three geriatric rat terriers while reading books or watching Game of Thrones or Friends on repeat.




Treat Me If You Can: DNR versus Comfort Measures Only

Caffeine’s effect waned, stomachs rumbled, attention spans faded after rounding on nine acutely ill patients on university wards. It was nearing lunch. I was the senior resident, so I chose the order in which we saw patients. As we arrived at our last patient’s room, I snapped out of my under-caffeinated daze and realized I had made the rookie mistake of leaving our newest and sickest patient for last.

Anna Stecher, MD Anna Stecher, MD (2 Posts)

Resident Editor

Oregon Health and Science University


Anna is a PGY-3 in Internal Medicine at OHSU in Portland, OR. She looks forward to a fellowship and career in Palliative Medicine. She spends a significant amount of time cuddling her three geriatric rat terriers while reading books or watching Game of Thrones or Friends on repeat.