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Nancy Berlinger in The Atlantic on Patient’s “DNR” Tattoo

“Even if the records weren’t there, it was right to honor the patient’s preferences,” Hastings Scholar Nancy Berlinger told The Atlantic. “Papers get lost, and some people do not trust paper. This man may have been trying to safeguard against that, and [the tattoo] might have been the most reliable way to make his voice heard.”

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