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Discussing cardiopulmonary resuscitation with patients.
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PMID:  11893959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The British Medical Association and the Royal College of Nursing acknowledge that patients should be involved in the decision-making process regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in order to gain compliance with any decision made on their behalf. In the past, it was apparent that decisions concerning the eligibility of patients for CPR were being made arbitrarily and older people were being treated unfairly in respect of their consideration for this intervention. This article reviews literature associated with patient involvement in decision-making regarding CPR and 'do not resuscitate' orders and how an assessment and rehabilitation unit promoted this activity as usual practice. In order to enhance partnership with patients and promote best possible practice in respect of CPR decision making the authors suggest a strategy that includes (1) evaluating documentation (2) development of a patient information leaflet and (3) an education programme for healthcare personnel.
S Attwood; K Anderson; T Mitchell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0966-0461     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Nurs     Publication Date:    2001 Oct 11-24
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-14     Completed Date:  2002-05-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9212059     Medline TA:  Br J Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1201-7     Citation Subset:  E; N    
Delancey Assessment and Rehabilitation Hospital, East Gloucestershire NHS Trust, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
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MeSH Terms
Advance Directives
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation*
Decision Making*
Great Britain
Heart Arrest / therapy
Patient Education as Topic
Patient Participation*
Resuscitation Orders

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