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Deaf Man Given a Do Not Resuscitate Order without His consent

A Deaf Man has been given a Do Not Resuscitate Order without his consent, it has emerged. Doctors at NHS Scotland gave a deaf man a ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ order without his knowledge or consent. The profoundly deaf man is a resident at Deaf Action’s supported accommodation for deaf adults in Slateford Green, Edinburgh. He is in his 60s, with a good quality of life. He had no knowledge of the decision that had been made for him. At a recent routine hospital appointment, he was given the DNR order without any communication support to explain what it meant. The
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