Harriet Yeo's 83-year-old mother, Barbara, died in hospital in 2005 after doctors had placed a "do not resuscitate" notice in her medical notes without consulting her family about the decision.
Barbara Yeo-who had been trained as a nurse after the Second World War-had initially been admitted to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent suffering from constipation, but she later developed the winter vomiting bug Novo virus.
After Mrs Yeo's condition deteriorated, she was put on morphine. Miss Yeo, 44, of Ashford, Kent, said that doctors had then taken the decision to put a "do not resuscitate" notice on her mother, without consulting the family.
What I really don't understand about this article is that if the MD was at fault, why are they bashing nurses in it?
What is worse is every time newspapers print utter crap about nurses the vitriol from the public seems to get louder and nastier, as found in the readers comments section;
I'm just wondering what on earth can be done about nursings image in the UK if the newspapers continue to publish idiotic and unresearched articles that the public just lap up?