Yes this is true Do Not Resuscitate orders forced on disabled people, this is not fake news!
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It does seem crazy that this is happening and yet it is happening and whilst there are times when a DNR is the right thing but this should be a conversation between the person or their family and a medical professional.
This is happening at the moment without any discussion and the first thing the person involved knows about it, is a letter through the door.
I want you to stop and just imagine that for a few seconds!
You are sat at home, a letter pops through the door and you read that it has been decided that if your heart stops or you struggle to breathe on your own, no help will be rendered.
They will just stop and allow you to die!
Why is this being allowed to happen?
Read my post Losing the A&E safety net
I am already scared about what would happen if I did catch Covid.
I am scared that I would not have my wife with me as that is hospital policy during this pandemic and so I wouldn’t have anyone there to fight for me, to say to them that I need saving!
Fortunately I haven’t had the letter (yet) but so many people have and yes they may be disabled or have chronic health or even a learning disability, but they are living life and they have a right to live their life.
What has it come to when someone makes that decision for us?
How can it be okay that we are just letting disabled people die?
I want to know and we all should be told, how many of those people had been allowed to die because they had a DNR order on their file that they did not know about or agree to?