March 12, 2021

Blanket DNR orders

NHS England has issued a reminder to primary and secondary care staff that do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) orders should never be put on someone’s record ‘just because’ they have a learning disability, autism or both.

The letter emphasised the importance of ‘individual needs and preferences which must be taken account of’ when approaching advance care planning.

Read more – Management in Practice (5/3/21)

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