Some hospitals are embracing the purple color [bracelet] but skipping the “DNR” stamp. One uses a dove with an olive branch; another uses the acronym “AND,” for allow natural death.

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Next week, I will begin working with a group to craft a policy for using the “Allow Natural Death” (AND) terminology in one of our facilities. This will surely be an interesting project!

Michael Miller, Jr.