Being such an emotive subject, it is only natural that patients and relatives are upset if they find a Not for Resuscitation order or an End of Life plan has been put in place without consultation. Many such stories hit the headlines, some of which are noted below:

General Medical Council
End of life care: When to consider making a Do Not Attempt CPR (DNACPR) decision

Spalding Guardian
Patient was ‘left to die’ by ‘do not resuscitate’ blunder

The Telegraph:
A grandmother was left to die after a doctor she had never met marked her file with “do not resuscitate”, an inquest has heard.

Mail Online
Pensioner placed on Liverpool Care Pathway WITHOUT family’s permission dies after spending eight days without food or water

The Telegraph:
Leading doctor’s fears about Liverpool Care Pathway

Lincolnshire Echo
Concern over ‘do not resuscitate’ decision for Lincolnshire woman with Down’s Syndrome

The Telegraph:
Do not resuscitate doesn’t mean the doctor doesn’t care

Mail Online
Terminally ill woman not consulted before ‘do not resuscitate’ notice was placed on her medical records, judge rules

The Independent
Doctors twice placed ‘do not resuscitate’ orders on medical notes of Janet Tracy, against her and her family’s wishes

The Telegraph:
Grandmother dies after doctor gave her ‘do not resuscitate’ order despite never meeting her

BBC
Doctors had no right to let David James die, says wife

The Northern Echo 
Doctor gave cancer patient Do Not Resuscitate order

The Northern Echo
Region’s hospitals given over £2m for putting patients on “death pathway”

The Telegraph:
Hospitals treating Liverpool Care Pathway as just another ‘thing to do’

The Telegraph:

Half of those on Liverpool Care Pathway never told

Mail Online
Patient dies in hospital after ‘do not resuscitate’ form is mistakenly put in his files

Medical protection Org
Debating DNAR Orders

BBC
The dilemma over care for the dying

Mail Online
‘My mother was told she had 48 hours to live… but she didn’t look that bad’: 1980s TV cook Rustie Lee accuses hospital of putting her mother, 87, on Death Pathway

Mail Online
Proof of the medical profession’s lethal arrogance over the use of the Liverpool Care Pathway

Mumsnet
Online discussion from various commentators

Mail Online
Still enjoying her life, the grandmother put on controversial death pathway two years ago

Mail Online
Did NHS kill my mother to free bed? The profoundly disturbing story by son of patient at controversial terminal illness care home

The Telegraph:
Families left grieving and angry by the Liverpool Care Pathway

Mail Online
Care? No, this is a pathway to killing people that doctors deem worthless

The Telegraph:
Doctors to launch investigation into Liverpool Care Pathway

Mail Online
I survived the death pathway: Patricia, 82, was given two days to live, but her family defied doctors and gave her water through a straw – now she’s planning a world cruise

Mail Online:
My diary of mum’s awful death on the Liverpool Care Pathway:

Mail Online:
My wife was left to die in a side room

Mail Online:
A pathway to euthanasia? Family revive father doctors ruled wasn’t worth saving

Mail Online:
Police probe the death of mother on ‘care pathway’: Son claims ‘cruel’ withdrawal of fluids and food was ‘attempted murder’

Mail Online:
Top doctor’s chilling claim: The NHS kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year

Nursing Times:
When should you use the Liverpool care pathway in practice?

The Telegraph:
Elderly patients ‘helped to die to free up beds’, warns doctor

The Telegraph:
Advance refusal’ cards for patients fearing ‘death pathway

The Independent:
Care pathway used to ‘cut costs’ claim doctors

Care Not Killing:
Terminally ill patients are receiving good care, says National Audit

Mail Online:
Terminally ill patients who fear being placed on ‘routine’ death pathway issued with opt-out cards by charity

Notes From A Hospital Bed:
(A patient blog)

HospitalDR:
Resources influence Liverpool Care Pathway