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Legal duty over resuscitation orders

User AvatarPosted by Kathryn Platten at 20/10/2014 16:01:39

BBC News Online - Health

by Michelle Roberts - Health Editor BBC News Online

17 June 2014

Doctors now have a legal duty to consult with and inform patients if they want to place a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order on medical notes, the Court of Appeal in England ruled.

The issue was raised by a landmark judgement that found doctors at Addenbrooke's Hospital, in Cambridge, had acted unlawfully.

Janet Tracey, who had terminal lung cancer, died there three years ago.

Her family say she and they were not consulted when a DNR notice was placed.

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