publication . Article . 2017

‘One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple’—Rethinking DNACPR at a national level

Therese Callus;
Open Access English
  • Published: 02 May 2017
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Evidence has shown a diversity of practices and terminology concerning the implementation and documentation of Do Not Attempt Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) notices across different hospital Trusts in England and Wales, and the Resuscitation Council (UK) has recently proposed a standard approach for how DNACPR notices can be better incorporated into overall care plans. However, the Council can only make recommendations for good practice. This discussion reviews current practices and suggests that the time has come for a national standardized approach to the process of initiating and documenting DNACPR, along with a dedicated programme to increase public...
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free text keywords: Standardized approach, Conversation, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Nursing, Documentation, Medicine, business.industry, business, National Policy, Public relations, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, Terminology, Government, Bust
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