Art of Medicine
Aug 2018

Do No Harm

Tracy A. Brader
AMA J Ethics. 2018;20(8):E774-775. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2018.774.

Figure. Do No Harm 

Figure 1 Do No Harm


Acrylic paint on canvas.


After a goals-of-care conversation, this patient’s chart listed his status as “full-code.” As shown in this image, resuscitation was initiated for a 92-year-old man with metastatic malignancy after being found pulseless by the rounding team.


AMA J Ethics. 2018;20(8):E774-775.



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The author(s) had no conflicts of interest to disclose. 

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