DNACPR discussions: are nurses adequately prepared for them?
Advance care planning and the tools that can help you ask patients with a life-limiting illness what is important to them – intervention or comfort and support?
A do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) notice advises healthcare professionals not to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for a person.
It is a document issued and signed by the most senior clinician in charge of the person’s care, which is normally a doctor but can be a senior nurse.
DNACPR: part of advance care planning
Resuscitation decisions sit within advance – or anticipatory – care planning and should involve individuals and family members in a process of shared decision-making and consideration of patient best interest.
However, DNACPR notices
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