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Should elderly patients in care always be resuscitated?

The wishes of elderly patients who do not want to be resuscitated are being ignored, according to a new report.

A study by the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death found that more senior doctors should question whether or not cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) should actually be given to elderly patients.

BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire spoke to hospital doctor Dr Hud Shaker and to Yvonne Sherry. Paramedics tried to resuscitate her husband after he died at their home.

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  • 01 Jun 2012
  • From the section Health
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