After having once again witnessed a doctor ask a patient (this time a 91 YO) "if your heart stopped would you want us to do anything?" and then write orders for a full code without any further explanation to the pt of what this would entail, I have to ask what others do in this situation. Do you confront the doctor? (which I did and got no where with), or do you talk to the pt and actually explain what a code is? (I didn't this time since it wasn't my patient and he wasn't critically ill-but that still wasn't the point).