How should I discuss not attempting CPR with people who have dementia?
Care planning discussions about the wishes of people with dementia, including whether to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation, should be proactive due to its inevitable progression
Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) is a decision not to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) ( Resuscitation Council (UK) 2019 ). If cardiac or respiratory arrest is an expected part of the dying process and CPR would be unsuccessful, then a DNACPR decision is made and recorded in advance ( Resuscitation Council (UK) 2019 ).
Dementia is a global health concern, a progressive neurodegenerative condition characterised by a gradual decline in...
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