Should Doctors Honor a DNR Tattoo?

Should Doctors Honor a DNR Tattoo?

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys:  “A 70-year old man arrived at a Miami hospital. He was alone and unconscious, with no ID, a high blood-alcohol level and multiple chronic conditions. He also had a tattoo on his chest that read Do Not Resuscitate,” along with his (assumed) signature. Despite treatment by hospital staff, the man continued to be incapable of making his own medical decisions. Should the doctors honor the man’s Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) tattoo when it became clear that he would die without treatment?”

By | 2017-12-28T15:25:01+00:00 December 29th, 2017|

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