A tattoo is not a legal document

According to a recent letter in the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors at Florida's University of Miami Hospital had to decide whether an unconscious patient's "Do Not Resuscitate" tattoo should be honored: His anterior chest had a tattoo that read “Do Not Resuscitate,” accompanied by his presumed signature.  Because he presented without identification or family, the social … Continue reading A tattoo is not a legal document

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