Judge upholds doctors’ “do not resuscitate” recommendation in event of patient’s condition getting worse

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6822 (Published 9 October 2012)
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  1. Clare Dyer
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A High Court judge has upheld the decision by several doctors not to resuscitate or ventilate a 55 year old Muslim man in a “minimally conscious state” should his condition worsen, over-riding the objections of his family.

The father of eight from Greater Manchester, named only as “Mr L,” was severely brain damaged after a third cardiac arrest in July and was initially thought to be …

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