Decisions relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Guidance from the British Medical Association,
the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Royal College of Nursing.
Healthcare professionals are aware that decisions about whether or not CPR will be attempted raise very sensitive and potentially distressing issues for patients and those emotionally close to them. As a consequence there has been stand-alone professional guidance on CPR decision-making since the 1990s and guidance published jointly by the British Medical Association, Resuscitation Council (UK) and Royal College of Nursing since 2001.