Care planning discussions about the wishes of people with dementia, including whether to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation, should be proactive
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).
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