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Palliative care registers: infringement on human rights?
  1. Rosemarie Anthony-Pillai
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rosemarie Anthony-Pillai, Palliative Medicine, Peace Hospice, Peace Drive, Watford WD17 3PH, UK; roseap{at}doctors.org.uk

Abstract

A personal view made in light of the recent news article regarding a husband wanting to sue Addenbrooke's hospital over a Do Not Attempt Resuscitation decision. This article aims to highlight how the rolling out of cross boundary palliative care registers may be more at risk of infringing human rights.

  • Autonomy
  • elderly and terminally Ill
  • general medicine/internal medicine
  • informed consent

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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