Fury At ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ Notices Given To Covid Patients With Learning Disabilities


For this practice to have recurred in the second wave of the pandemic when it was highlighted in the first is extremely worrying, for it needs the dreaded phrase ‘lessons will be learnt’ to be utter again. For, lessons, it appears are never learnt, for to be learnt there must be a willingness to learn, from which it is evident that the willingness is not there, and I do doubt will ever be.

For this stems from the practice in health and many other areas for ‘we know best’ and that it is of no concern that patients and their families are not worthy of being considered.

This centres on the belief that the system is sacrosanct, and people affected are of no concern.

Whereas the person should be at the centre, self-centred care, should be central as the system should fit the person and not the person the system. If it is not possible to achieve then the system needs to be altered to ensure it is.

For, far too long health and also Social Care and other areas feel they are too important to change and therefore the person at the centre is virtually ignored.

If it was not for persons, then health and social care and other areas would not be required. Each person is different and therefore it should not be assumed the practice of ‘one fits all’ is how it should be.

All systems must be flexible to change as and when required with ease and quickly be adaptable.

Unfortunately, there is much disregard with people and organisations for the opinions of people who feel they need to be considered. But their opinions are important and should be listened to for they are endeavouring to make things better for everyone.

Same Difference

People with learning disabilities have been given do not resuscitate orders during the second wave of the pandemic, in spite of widespread condemnation of the practice last year and an urgent investigation by the care watchdog.

Mencap said it had received reports in January from people with learning disabilities that they had been told they would not be resuscitated if they were taken ill with Covid-19.

The Care Quality Commission said in December that inappropriate Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) notices had caused potentially avoidable deaths last year.Advertisementhttps://eb3ca1ecd275ae49142ae247f5e428af.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

DNACPRs are usually made for people who are too frail to benefit from CPR, but Mencap said some seem to have been issued for people simply because they had a learning disability. The CQC is due to publish a report on the practice within weeks.

The disclosure comes as campaigners put growing pressure on ministers to reconsider a decision not…

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