Allowing relatives to witness resuscitation

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7086.1044 (Published 05 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1044
  1. Chris A J McLauchlan, Chairman of Resuscitation Council project teama
  1. a Accident and Emergency Department, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford), Exeter EX2 5DW

    Editor—In response to the Resuscitation Council's proposals,1 Kevin Stewart and Leslie Bowker cautioned doctors against inviting relatives of adult patients to witness resuscitation.2 Their arguments are that the relatives have no legal rights and that a complaint may arise from a breach of patient confidentiality. The risks they mention, …

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