DNR = Version 2
Lat week I presented version 1 of DNR – Do not retire! This time let me present version 2 = Do Not Restrict!
This is not my idea but comes from a competent and very committed Geriatric Dermatologist, Dr. Robert A. Norman. I had the opportunity to exchange some professional views and questions with him and his views are firm and clear:
We should not restrict older people by banning them from view, by making their lives difficult and restrictive by societal, medical, administrative, attitudinal, architectural, environmental and many more barriers. It is a miracle how many still cope in the face of the above adversities, given their diminishing strength and physical, mental, social and material resources.
So in dealing with our elders – we should first an foremost DNR – do not restrict them in any way.
I owe a great deal of insight and wisdom to Dr. Rob, thank you.