Are nurses prepared for DNACPR discussions?
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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

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