Do-not-resuscitate requests rarely tracked in Canada - Health - CBC News

Shahnaz Azarbehi wants to die on her own terms, but she says her wishes aren't being taken seriously.

The 67-year-old Toronto resident is in good health. But if she is ever in a serious accident or gets really sick, she wants everyone to know she does not, under any circumstances, want to be resuscitated. 

She knows that seriously injured people can receive CPR and go on to live a normal life, but she fears a scenario where she doesn't fully recover.

"I see elderly, just skin and bones, lying there for months and years and years," she says. "I don't want to be one of those."