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Boston Hospital Ignores POLST

Sandra Furrier is accusing Melrose-Wakefield Hospital of labeling her father, Arthur Fairfield, a “Do Not Resuscitate” patient without permission.

Furrier said the hospital called after her father died told her that he was listed as DNR.  Furrier says that she never authorized that.  About a month before his death, Furrier filled out a MOLST form, which called for resuscitation and ventilation should her dad need it.  (Boston Herald)

“They didn’t call me. They didn’t ask me. They never mentioned DNR. It was never discussed with me at any time at all.”

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