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NHS Resuscitation Guidelines – Over-Inclusive?

Apparently, pursuant to new NHS guidance, “in some parts of England, practice nurses have been instructed to cold call patients and fill out an advance care plan for them over the phone.”  

This seems similar how some US jurisdictions deal with POLST. We criticized this over-inclusive and potentially less-than-thorough approach in last year’s POLST Legislative Guide.

One health policy analyst commenting on the NHS guidelines, explained “it’s a very clunky thing to do.”

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