Palliative care registers: infringement on human rights?
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.
- elderly and terminally Ill
- general medicine/internal medicine
- informed consent
Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.
Competing interests None.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
Read the full text or download the PDF:
Other content recommended for you
- Including patients in resuscitation decisions in Switzerland: from doing more to doing better
- In what circumstances will a neonatologist decide a patient is not a resuscitation candidate?
- Do-not-attempt-resuscitation (DNAR) orders: understanding and interpretation of their use in the hospitalised patient in Ireland. A brief report
- End of life care in the emergency department
- Ethics briefings
- An audit of “do not attempt resuscitation” decisions in two district general hospitals: do current guidelines need changing?
- Offering older hospitalised patients the choice to die in their preferred place
- Improving rates of implantable cardioverter defibrillator deactivation in end-of-life care
- Guideline for the management of terminal haemorrhage in palliative care patients with advanced cancer discharged home for end-of-life care
- Decisions Relating to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: commentary 1: CPR and the cost of autonomy