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BBCBBCIn England, the East Kent Hospitals National Health Service Trust has apologized for placing a "do not recusitate" order on a patient with Down Syndrome without consulting his family. The order listed his learning disabilities among the reasons not to try to recusitate him. 

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Andrew's brother, Michael Waters, said: "For someone to make that decision, without consulting a member of the family or any one of his carers, was just totally unacceptable.

    Well, when you start footing the bill then you can have a say in the disposition matrix of this burden on the state. (Or when we get caught.)

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