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DNR tattoo sparks much-needed conversation

from By Joan Spitrey

A recent correspondence to the New England Journal of Medicine has sparked some much-needed discussion on the issue of do not resuscitate (DNR). Physicians from the University of Miami wrote in to discuss a recent ethical dilemma encountered while caring for a recent patient who arrived with "Do NOT Resuscitate" tattooed on his chest. The patient's signature was tattooed just below the statement, further adding to the questionable legitimacy. more


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