UK - Down's syndrome patient challenges resuscitation order

Feel free to talk about anything and everything in this board.
Headline back 23
    1,170
    views
    5
    replies
    Last post ago over 4 years by Markotik
    2d4818989f1ca7ccfaccc9b2527a6916

    Readers of this topic also read:

    Please or register to post or comment.
      • 2d4818989f1ca7ccfaccc9b2527a6916
        • Started by
          admin
          3697
        • last active 2 hrs ago
        I found this on BBC, quite intriguing:

        A man with Down's syndrome is suing an NHS (National Health Services) trust over a hospital's decision to issue a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order giving his disability as one of the reasons.

        The most interesting thing is that the instruction not to attempt resuscitation in the event of a cardiac or respiratory arrest was issued without his family's knowledge.

        Their lawyers now describe the order as "blatant discrimination".

        On the other hand, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust says it complied fully with guidance from professional bodies.

        The family of the man remained unaware of the DNR decision until he had returned from hospital to his care home.

        The DNR form had the following reasons given: "Down's syndrome, unable to swallow, bed bound, learning difficulties".

        The man, now aged 51, has dementia and was having a special tube fitted to help him with feeding.

        The form says there was no discussion with his family because they were "unavailable", but the family say they visited him in hospital "virtually every day".

        The court will eventually decide whether this is a case of discrimination or not, but until then I'm curious to see what you think.
      • Index
        • Replied by
          admin
          20462
        • last active 31 min ago
        Grrrrr that made me angry to read that Johnny.  That is downright discrimination because he has a disability.  It's disgraceful. 

        What guidelines are they following / who wrote them?  I thought DNR's were only for people who chose not to be resuscitated.  How dare the hospital take this decision and how dare they not consult him/his family about it.  Utterly disgraceful.

        blue
      • 2d4818989f1ca7ccfaccc9b2527a6916
        • Replied by
          admin
          3697
        • last active 2 hrs ago
        Usually the DNR forms have to be signed by the patient or his family. Their excuse that the family could not be reached is quite lame to say the least.
      • Index
        • Replied by
          admin
          20462
        • last active 31 min ago
        Johnny Karp wrote:

        Usually the DNR forms have to be signed by the patient or his family. Their excuse that the family could not be reached is quite lame to say the least.


        Totally lame and pathetic.  I'm still seething about it.

        blue
      • Flapjack
        • Replied by
          admin
          4868
        • online

        Thanks for this post from:

        • 2d4818989f1ca7ccfaccc9b2527a6916
        That's discrimination, for me there is no further discussion. It seems they just wanted to rid of him.

      lcb activities in the last 24 hours

      • 23
        new members
      • 658
        members online
      • 26955
        guests online
      • 140
        new posts
      • 6546
        free games played
      Join the club

      Most viewed forum topics

      • Index
        A lot of members have said they are not keen on some of the casinos available in the Shop. Many of you requested Intertops, which has been added in the last week however, I would love to hear about your favourite...
        Which Casinos would you like to see in the LCB Shop?
      • Index
        Introducing the newest member of the bgo casino family, PowerSpins.com, where you get free spins every day.Log in at powerspins.com now using your bgo username and password where 50 free spins are waiting for you - no...
        Power Spins Casino No Deposit
      • Index
        Dear LCBers, Everum casino is giving away free spins every time a new slot has been released to the fastest players who post their casino usernames here on this thread. Please note: US players are not allowed to...
        Exclusive Express Promos at Everum Casino

      Join today and start earning rewards

      You will immediately get full access to our online casino forum/chat plus receive our newsletter with news & exclusive bonuses every month.
      S logo
      Select Language
      Search
      Search Results

      Report to moderator

      Use this function to inform the moderators and administrator of an abusive or wrongly posted message.

      Please note that your email address will be revealed to the moderators if you use this

      Submit