Do not resuscitate the death movement
DNR Dangers for Disabled Corona Vicitms
The Government is to issue new guidance on the use of ‘do not attempt resuscitation’ orders following criticism that ‘they have been applied in a “blanket” manner during the pandemic’. In early April, a Welsh GP surgery drew criticism for sending a letter to patients with serious illnesses, asking them to complete a DNR form so that ‘scarce ambulance resources can be targeted to the young and fit who have a greater chance’. A week later, it emerged that another GP practice had told a support group that autistic adults under its care should have DNRs in place.