Patient with DNR tattoo presents ethical dilemma

Should you obey an inked end-of-life decision?

An unconscious man who had a "Do Not Resuscitate" tattoo on his chest has caused an ethical dilemma for doctors in Florida.

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New England Journal of Medicine © 2017

Presenting the case in the New England Journal of Medicine, a team from the University of Miami note the 70-year-old had a history of COPD, diabetes and atrial fibrillation.

On presentation to the ED, he was found to have an elevated blood