I had a post in the forum a couple of weeks ago telling of my horror when I found amongst my discharge papers from hospital a form stating, no resuscitation. I took this up with the PALS people at my local hospital, they were most upset and very apologetic, they had their head of department speak to me, she couldn't have been nicer and took the case up for me.
I have just had another 5 days in hospital and mentioned this to a nurse, she couldn't have been more helpful and explained that my lungs are so bad that should they be able to restart my heart, the lungs wouldn't be able to cope and I would have to be on a life support machine, I had a word with a doctor the same day and he fully explained the problems.
Whilst now accepting this I was still annoyed that the issuing Doctor had ticked the box saying it had been fully explained to me. The Matron came to see me and he had apologiesed. Maybe next time he will follow procedures in the correct manner!