Preparing for end-of-life: learning from Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation decision-making during COVID-19

Louise Robinson, Iain Lawrie, Jake Hard, Tom Hewson, Daisy Shaw, Will Shaw, Jenny Shaw

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Abstract

Abstract During the COVID-19 pandemic, Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions were made differently. This included more prominent roles for specialties such as psychiatry and doctors in training. Concerns about inappropriate DNAR decisions led to anxiety for doctors, patients and the public. Positive outcomes may have included earlier and better-quality end-of life-discussions. However, COVID-19 exposed the need for support, training and guidance in this area for all doctors. It also highlighted the importance of effective public education about advanced care planning.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPostgraduate medical journal
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Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2023

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