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Posted on February 7, 2020 at 4:00 AM

It is one thing to write a DNR order without patient or family consent. Sometimes, that is justified when CPR will be medically ineffective. But it is another thing altogether to write the DNR order without even the knowledge of the patient or family. 

Despite the British appellate courts (in Tracey) declaring this practice illegal, it apparently continues. This week, Vivian Lloyd accuses (and here) NHS Lanarkshire of “playing God” with patients, after a Do Not Resuscitate order was placed on her mum without her knowledge.

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