Is CPR a false hope for older patients?
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Is CPR a false hope for older patients?

Julie Laidlaw Manager, Singleton Nursing and Residential Home in Ashford, Kent

Presenting resuscitation as an easy option may be robbing older people of the chance of a peaceful death

When people are asked whether they would want nurses to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if they stopped breathing, most will say yes.

Nursing Older People. 30, 4, 15-15. doi: 10.7748/nop.30.4.15.s16

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