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Letters Nurses’ professional judgment

Nurses’ professional judgment: appropriate care for people according to their stage of life

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 26 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m1191
  1. David Reilly, retired surgeon
  1. Llandudno LL30 1UP, UK
  1. reilly.12{at}

The loss of a valuable nurse because of an irrational decision by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is a shameful event. I agree with Oliver that this will damage nurses’ confidence in the NMC and increase the number of inappropriate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) attempts.1 We have seen the same punitive attitude from the General Medical Council, with a similar inability to see …

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