What does your tattoo say?
Eighty-one-year-old Joy Tomkins of Great Britain recently had the words “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed on her chest to advise doctors of her wish to not be revived in the event of a grave medical emergency. Additionally, she had “P.T.O” (Please Turn Over) and an arrow tattooed on her back in case paramedics should find her face down.
Britain’s General Medical Council says most doctors would ignore Tomkins’ “Do Not Resuscitate” tattoo. Instead, a spokesman said that individuals need to put their DNR wishes in writing and have them witnessed, or appoint a health attorney.
Whether you find this story amusing or not, Joy Tompkins’ “plan” is more robust than that of 50 percent of Americans. (more…)