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Vanessa Bourne explores the resuscitation minefield

VOL: 98, ISSUE: 25, PAGE NO: 35Vanessa Bourne is chair of the Patients AssociationIn this week's clinical section, we debate the ethical minefield of resuscitation. Dingwall and Shuttleworth (p36) suggest that it is a cruel intervention in most cases, and the Patients Association questions why patients, who are without doubt the most important people involved in this issue, rarely take part in the final decision-making process.

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