The documentation of DNACPR decisions.

mike stone 11/05/21 Dignity Champions forum

Recently there has been a heightened interest in DNACPR decision-making and DNACPR documentation. There is also what I will term 'confusion' about whether it is possible to create a DNACPR document today, which would instruct a clinician reading it next week, to not attempt CPR. I have analysed and discussed this, in the PDF.

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mike stone 13/05/21

I have spotted a couple of mistakes in the PDF.

On page 4 it should NOT mention the 'Montgomery' ruling - it should have said 'The clearest ruling on this is the 'Briggs' ruling'. I had been thinking about the Montgomery ruling in a different context - that was 'a slip of the brain'.

On page 3 at one point I wrote 'can we' when the sentence requires 'we can' (I had in my head 'Only when everyone agrees it should be DNACPR can we usefully document ...' but I wrote a different sentence).

I do not consider that those two mistakes alone, justify my uploading a corrected version of the PDF, as I think they do not destroy the sense of the piece [although some readers will be thinking 'where did Montgomery come ftom?!]. I might at some point upload a longer version of the piece, which incorporates corrections of the above mistakes.

mike stone 13/05/21

This is a version of the PDF which has been corrected, and also expanded a little to show some wording from the NHS website.

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