I agree that this episode was sad but DNR decisons are supposed to be with the patients consent if possible as well as the next of kin, after working with patients for 18 years in a hospital setting I felt the very difficult discussion was performed with sensitivity and compassion. Honestly if I put myself in that situation as a sec prog mser I would not want to be resuscitated, my own quality of life in the last 4 years has declined significantly, not to this man
s level yet, my husband and daughters are well aware of my feelings on this matter and we have had the difficult discussion about this very subject. My independence has been eroded by this awful condition and I hate that, at the moment Im still “me”, a wife and mum. There will come a time when that changes and I hope to die with dignity at a time when I choose.
I know this a very emotive subject and everyone has there own ideas on this subject but this is mine.