"Modern medicine, however, still shies away from discussions about natural death and dying, and is more comfortable in the realms of what can be done. Doing something always trumps doing nothing. Healthcare professionals have become willing interventionists, and we cannot stop meddling, interfering and attempting to fix.
Many people I speak to presume that if the label “Not for CPR” or “DNACPR” (Do Not Attempt CPR) is added to their notes, this might preclude them from other resuscitative treatments such as antibiotics, fluids and blood transfusions. Dispelling this myth takes time and reassurance. Patients can still have active, resuscitative measures if they become increasingly unwell, but remain not for CPR for when their heart stops".