Do Not Resuscitate

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Doctors Vexed by Patient's Highly Unusual Tattoo

'Do Not Resuscitate,' the man's chest read

(Newser) - “We’ve always joked about this, but holy crap, this man actually did it,” Florida physician Gregory Holt tells the Atlantic . Holt and a team of emergency room doctors were preparing to treat a 70-year-old man who was brought into Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital unconscious, with... More »

Mom Fights School Over Her Son's Right to Die There

He's terminally ill, and she doesn't want him revived

(Newser) - A mother is locked in a battle with an Alabama school district over whether her son should be allowed to die at school. Rene Hoover's 14-year-old son, Alex, has a terminal heart condition that has narrowed his mitral valve. The AP reports that has hampered his blood flow, a... More »

Sometimes, Resuscitating the Elderly Is Just Cruel

Doctor: Patients, families need to have conversation beforehand

(Newser) - Last week, a British doctor made headlines for his belief that hospitals give up too early on way too many patients declared dead. Now, another is arguing in the Daily Mail that he sees too many elderly people being resuscitated when it makes little sense to do so, all because... More »

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