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CPR – I might want it now but I don’t want it later

People’s views of CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation – an emergency procedure for persons in cardiac or respiratory arrest) are shaped to a large extent by television medical series such as Casualty, E.R. and Holby City: a patient arrests, the healthcare team … Continue reading

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Scotland increases effect of living will decisions

The Adults with Incapacity Act (Scotland) 2000 Act broadly covers the needs of patients’ wishes to be respected and refusals of treatment to be honoured. So although there is not a specific statutory provision for living wills (advance directives) such … Continue reading

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