What are everyones thoughts on slow codes: A slow code is a unwritten rule that the medical doctors says move slow because the patient is pretty much dead or going to die but the family still wanting everything done for the patient. The family will not make the patient a no code. Theoretically one would say if the family wants everything done for the patient then it should be done. For example an end stage cancer patient and the family wants the doctors to do everything they can for them. They have coded several times already and with a little epi that heart just keeps coming back.