Barriers to involving older people in their resuscitation decisions: the primary-secondary care mismatch highlights the potential role of general practitioners

C L Holland, L K Bowker, P K Myint

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Abstract

'Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation' (DNACPR) orders are made frequently for older people in hospital. Sensitive anticipatory discussion is encouraged where possible, but usually this does not happen, despite the evidence suggesting that many older patients would like to be involved in such decisions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-384
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Practice
Volume67
Issue number4
Early online date24 Mar 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

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Resuscitation Orders
Secondary Care
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
General Practitioners
Primary Health Care

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Comprehension
  • England
  • Female
  • General Practitioners
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Medical Staff, Hospital
  • Mental Competency
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Participation
  • Physician's Role
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Primary Health Care
  • Resuscitation Orders
  • Secondary Care

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