Skip to comments.Man sues hospital trust over resuscitation policy
Posted on 08/27/2011 12:50:13 PM PDT by EnglishCon
A man is suing a hospital trust over his claims doctors put "do not resuscitate" orders on his wife's medical notes without her consent.
A Department of Health spokeswoman said: "Decisions on Do Not Attempt Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation must be clinically appropriate for the individual involved, weighing up the possible benefits of CPR against any burdens or risks associated with the treatment."
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Now, I am not arguing against DNR orders, if they come from the patient. I know it is not a popular idea for some on here, but, while no one should have the right to decide on death for another, a person should have the right to decide if they wish to die in this situation. If my hospital had done this, I simply would not have been here, as I died three times on the operating table. Fortunately my surgeon respected my wishes.
Thoughts and comments? And please add any appropriate keywords - I am still learning that system!
I think it’s horrible but please let me say that I’m glad *you* survived the “healthcare system”!
Not really a surprise is it? Aren’t some countries over in EUSSR pretty much offing old and sick people and calling it “assisted suicide” or something?
But don't you DARE call it a DEATH PANEL.
Assisted suicide exists in Holland and I think Belgium for those who want it and can pay for it. Most people do not, but the option is there. I disapprove, very strongly, but I don’t have to live in the bodies and minds of the people who do want it.
This is far worse. Going against the direct, stated wishes of the patient (in either direction, and assuming the patient is in full possession of their faculties), to me, is not just a crime, but a sin and directly contrary to both the Hippocratic Oath and God’s law.
No I meant, euthanasia as “assisted suicide” without the patients consent.
Not going to say it doesn’t happen. It does, throughout many European countries.
It is murder, pure and simple. The worst offenders are not the hospitals, but rather the care homes for the elderly. There they kill people with neglect, then get a slap on the wrist fine for it. Just from the cases I remember, apparently the value of a human life is about $25000.
Coming soon to a hosptial chart near you.
I woke up with a tube or 3 down my neck and wrists tied to the bed. And when they came to clean me up, I had DNR written on my chest.
Doc explained that they had gotten in touch with my daughter. Her instructions were to 'save him whole, or let him go, I'm not changing diapers on my daddy'
K. I have no problem with DNRs. Even when they write it on my chest, as long as it's what I want and my family wants.
My thoughts exactly.
We discuss this as a family. What is and is not acceptable.
By the second year of Obamacare, we will have this here. The people who foisted Obamacare on us are leading proponents of the “Culture of Death.”
What part of "clinically appropriate" does NOT include explicit patient permission?
I'm just asking because I don't see that little tiny item anywhere in the official spokeswoman's statement.
And without it, how is this different from murder?
Death before diapers?
I guess people have different definitions of love.
And I did stay there after 2 weeks in ICU. Had to have help to sit or stand or go to the bathroom. My brother picked me up and took me home with him. Much less embarassing to yell for help out of the bathtub to him than my daughter or her hubby.
I'm happy with the amount of love in the family.