Experience-Led Research on DNAR Decisions

Since March and the start of Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, there has been a lot of concern about the use of Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Orders (DNACPR / DNR / DNAR). In particular there is a concern that DNAR decisions are being made w…

Since March and the start of Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, there has been a lot of concern about the use of Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Orders (DNACPR / DNR / DNAR). In particular there is a concern that DNAR decisions are being made without involving people, and that they are being made because of people's age or because they are disabled (or both). The Care Quality Commission is conducting a rapid review of DNAR decisions during Covid-19; this is for England. The investigations for this start in late November, and the CQC will publish the report on its findings in February or March 2020. (CQC Press Release). This means the timeframes for getting information together is quite short.  However, from our work with people, community groups and frontline staff we think some DNAR decisions have risked people’s human rights, especially our rights to choice and involvement, to be treated equally, and sometimes their right to life. We think it is important the CQC ...

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