Judge rules in favour of “do not resuscitate”BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7039.1115a (Published 04 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1115
- Clare Dyer
Doctors caring for a severely disabled 23 year old man need not resuscitate him if he has a heart attack or stops breathing, ruled Sir Stephen Brown, England's senior family judge last week. The case went to the High Court in London because staff in the day centre where the man, named as R, spends some of his time had challenged South Buckinghamshire NHS Trust's decision to apply a “do not resuscitate” policy to him.
The Public Law Project, a legal charity, had won leave …