Do not resuscitate order challenged in court

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 17 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:399
  1. Clare Dyer

    Decisions of “do not resuscitate” and “no treatment” based on a patient's unacceptable quality of life are to be challenged in the High Court in London in the first case of its kind. Lawyers for a severely handicapped 23 year old man are to challenge a decision by South Buckinghamshire NHS Trust not to apply cardiopulmonary resuscitation or give other treatment if his condition deteriorates. Mr Justice McCullough gave leave last week for an application …

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