I am having to undergo gynae surgery soon and at the pre op assessment the nurse asked me if I wanted a DNR on my notes. I was taken aback as I am a healthy 66 year old....but she said she had to ask.
Has anyone else been asked this as I don’t believe this is a routine question for every patient being admitted for surgery.
As a former theatre nurse I don’t recall this question ever being asked of healthy patients.
Basically then when you get to a certain age regardless of health you’re considered worthless.
This is a private hospital not the NHS so I’m not sure if they ask that same question there.
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