Are nurses prepared for DNACPR discussions?
Intended for healthcare professionals
Opinion Previous     Next

Are nurses prepared for DNACPR discussions?

Joanne Bird Fellow, Yorkshire Cancer Research Connects, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Fiona Wilson Lecturer in older people and care, University of Sheffield

Advance care planning and tools can help you ask patients with a life-limiting illness what is important to them

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, who is usually a doctor but can be a senior nurse.

Nursing Older People. 34, 3, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/nop.34.3.11.s4

Want to read more?

Already subscribed? Log in


Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first 3 months

Your subscription package includes:
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals and their archives
  • Customisable dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now