This article expresses concerns with regard to resuscitation and decisions to withhold or withdraw drugs (and nutrition) from people with disability. One factor leading to this situation is that health care workers vary widely in their ability to distinguish between disability and illness. Another factor is that health workers are very subjective when assessing a person's quality of life. Noble argues that policy guidelines are not enough and that more needs to be done to change attitudes towards people with disability if the current policies are to benefit rather than endanger people with disabilities. Keywords: Ethics, Attitudes
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Do Not Resuscitate - whose choice is it?
Community Living News Vol.16,No.2
BC Assn for Community Living
1 October 1998