Widow's tattoo states dying wish - page 3

LONDON, England (Reuters) -- An 85 year-old widow is so determined not to be resuscitated against her will by doctors that she has tattooed the words "Do Not Resuscitate" across her chest. ... Read More

  1. by   Jvilleredhead
    I wonder if she could get a notary seal tattooed on there as well to make it legal???
  2. by   babynurselsa
    Well it may not be a legal document, but I don't think anyone is going to accidentally have DNR tatted on their chest. Yes, they should have the legal documents all in place, but at least that is a little heads up if you don't have your papers with you, or in the case of DH's Grand dad, they get misplaced on the chart, and they forget to armband him, and they forget to put the sticker on the front of the chart.....
  3. by   Furball
    I seriously thought about getting a tattoo on my belly stating "Don't forget to donate my organs"

    It sure would make the job of asking my family a lot easier eh?
  4. by   Karina212
    Speaking of tatoos...does anyone know anything about tatoo removal. I hate mine!
  5. by   mother/babyRN
    Gosh, what if she changed her mind???? Actually, it was a good idea for her to do that....Would anyone honor that should she arrive with someone who either didn't agree, didn't know, or didn't have the accompanying paperwork? And how does HIPPA figure in here????lol

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