Two certainties in life – Death and Taxes but only one is talked about!

Two certainties in life – Death and Taxes but only one is talked about!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

The topic for the post was prompted by an article I read in the Daily Mail Online this morning.  And whilst I know that you are used to me being a ray of sunshine, I felt that you would not mind me talking about a subject I feel quite strongly about.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2729332/Do-want-let-die-Question-nurses-home-visits-told-ask-elderly-patients-just-met.html

Apparently or allegedly, if you want to quote anything in the media these days, district nurses visiting old people’s care homes are asking residents to complete a very lengthy questionnaire and one of the topics brought up is the establishment of a DNR (Do not resuscitate when the heart stops beating).

In response to the article, I am concerned on a number of levels, not least that the question regarding the DNR, but also asking vulnerable and possibly confused elderly people for information on their medical issues and I would assume personal circumstances. The older the person being…

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