Chapter 3. Do not Attempt Resuscitation Decisions

  1. Philip Jevon RGN, BSc (Hons), PGCE, DiPSiN Resuscitation Officer Honorary Clinical Lecturer
  1. Elaine Walton RGN, MSc, BSc (Hons), PGCE Resuscitation Officer Research Nurse Specialist and
  2. Philip Jevon RGN, BSc (Hons), PGCE, DiPSiN Resuscitation Officer Honorary Clinical Lecturer

Published Online: 19 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315271.ch3

Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient: A Practical Guide for Nurses

Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient: A Practical Guide for Nurses

How to Cite

Walton, E. and Jevon, P. (2009) Do not Attempt Resuscitation Decisions, in Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient: A Practical Guide for Nurses (ed P. Jevon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315271.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK

Author Information

  1. Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405183390

Online ISBN: 9781444315271

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR);
  • decisions relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
  • ‘do not attempt resuscitation’ (DNAR) decision;
  • concerns regarding DNAR decisions;
  • national health service (NHS) executive;
  • BMA, Resuscitation Council (UK) and RCN guidelines;
  • importance of DNAR decisions;
  • key messages in decisions relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
  • importance of advance care planning;
  • advance decisions (advance directive or living will) - related to end-of-life treatment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Historical Background to DNAR Decisions

  • Importance of DNAR Decisions

  • Key Messages in Decisions Relating to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • Overview of the DNAR Decision-Making Process

  • Factors Underpinning DNAR Decisions

  • Documentation of DNAR Decisions

  • Information for Patients and Relatives

  • Conclusion

  • References