Push to allow relatives to witness resuscitation

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 12 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:899

A report published by the Resuscitation Council last week recommends that relatives should be allowed to witness resuscitation attempts and that they should be supported by appropriately trained medical staff.

The council, which consists of a group of general practitioners and hospital consultants, recognises that such a suggestion is controversial and says that additional support …

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