Getting DNACPR discussions right
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Getting DNACPR discussions right

Fiona Wilson Lecturer in older people and care, University of Sheffield
Joanne Bird Yorkshire Cancer Research Connects fellow and immunotherapy late effects clinical nurse specialist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Without the right training and tools, nurses are not equipped to help patients with life-limiting illness say 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 issued and signed by the most senior clinician in charge of the person’s care, which is normally a doctor but can be a senior nurse.

Nursing Standard. 37, 6, 59-59. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.6.59.s22

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