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Tracey v. Cambridge University Hospital – Duty to Consult

The December 2014 issue of Clinical Medicine (Royal College of Physicians) includes a nice summary of the impact and implications of the UK Court of Appeal’s judgment in Tracey v. Cambridge University Hospital.  Under prior UK cases like Aintree and Burke, UK physicians do not need patient consent to write a DNR order.  But they must discuss and explain the decision.

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