The one on DNRs…

-Let me see if I got the information right. You got into a fight with your boyfriend, that’s when you started having this chest pain. You had some shortness of breath and….

-I’m having a heart attack! I’m telling you! *starts taking rapid shallow breaths* I’m dying!

-I see, and you are… 35, right?

-I know what a heart attack is! I’m telling you! I’m having a heart attack!.

-We are going to admit you to the floor for observation. Before we take you upstair I need to know what are going in case things go to the worse and your heart happens to stop. Do you want us to do everything to save your life? Chest compressions, medications, shock, a tube down your throat in case you need help breathing?

-If I happen to die, I’ll die. I’m not afraid to die!

-So you want us to do nothing for you if your heart stops.

-I just want to die, if it is my time, it is my time, that’ll show him.

-Give me one second, I’ll be right back *I go to the nursing station, grab a couple of forms and come back*. Ok, If you heart stops, you don’t want us to do anything. I’ll need your signature here stating that in your sound mind you have decided not to receive any resuscitative efforts in case you heart stops. No chest compressions, no ….

-You won’t do anything for me?

-We would do as much as we can.

-So you’ll let me die?

-No, we’ll be taking care of you. What I need to know is how to proceed in case your heart stops beating. It won’t necessarily happen, but I need to know ….

-I’m feeling better! You see, I have no more chest pain!….Seriously, I’m fine.