abbasi، mahmoud نويسنده Head of Medical Ethics and Law Research Center of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, PhD in Medical Law. , , shamsi gooshki، ehsan نويسنده Researcher of Medical Ethics and Law Research Center of Shahid Beheshti Uni-versity of Medical Sciences Tehran, Iran. PhD in Medical Ethics , , allahbedashti، neda نويسنده Resercher of Medical Ethics and Law Research Center of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. MSc in Criminal Law, Islamic-Azad allahbedashti, neda , Rezaei، Raheleh نويسنده M.S. Researcher at Research Center for Ethics and Law in Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medi-cal Sciences ,
Despite of relatively old history, modern CPR was introduced in early 1960s and very soon became a default treatment in the world. Generally CPR aims to ensure circulation of oxygenated blood. Although CPR seems to be a non-expensive treatment, considering its indirect financial burden shows that it is generally expensive intervention when calculating its financial consequences for both patients and health system. CPR includes invasive components and usually is followed by serious morbidities. In addition CPR outcomes are relatively low and public and even professionals usually overestimate CPR outcomes. Media are known as one of the sources of such overestimations. Attempting CPR has ethical dimensions that are those regarding the risks of CPR for the rescuer, the public moral responsibility for out-of-hospital CPR, presence of family during CPR process, ethical issues of CPR research and finally, the principle of justice implications for providing emergency medical service for different parts of the country by the government.