Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Apr 22, 2020 / 13:30 pm
The New York State Catholic Conference expressed relief Wednesday, April 22, after the state health department rescinded a statewide do-not-resuscitate order for all patients found without a pulse.
"We were deeply concerned about these new guidelines for first responders," Dennis Poust, the director of communications for the NYS Catholic Conference, told CNA.
The conference speaks on policy matters on behalf of the bishops of the state.
"A human life is a human life," Poust said. "Whether a person is sick with COVID-19 in a hospital or in cardiac arrest in his or her apartment, human dignity demands reasonable effort be made to save that person's life, absent a do-not-resuscitate order."