Do Not Resuscitate : Do Not Attempt Resuscitation : Not For Resuscitation : Allow Natural Death : End Of Life Plan : Liverpool Care Pathway


General information, news and personal stories concerning the use of DNAR (Do Not Resuscitate orders) and end of life care such as the Liverpool Care Pathway.


Why not Attempt Resucitation?

Do Not Resuscitate / Do Not Attempt Resuscitation orders (DNAR/DNR forms) are often added to patients notes, as an indication that should the patient stop breathing, or their heart stops, no attempt at all will be made to resuscitate them. This in itself will cause distress to patients and relatives alike if not handled sensitively.

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Do Not Attempt Resuscitation
(DNAR/DNR) Sample Forms & Information

Case History 1:
The reason for this website - a DNAR form added without warning.

Case History 2:
Resuscitation is not always successful, and the outcome can be unpleasant.

End of Life Plans:
Liverpool Care Pathway, and other methods of care for the dying.

Media Reports:
Stories from national newspapers etc.

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Latest News
Sentenced to death before my time: Three months before she posed at the Baftas, doctors treating SALLY FARMILOE for cancer decided not to resuscitate her - without asking her or her next of kin
Read more: The Daily Mail

Way cleared for family's challenge over 'do not resuscitate' orders
Read more: The Guardian


Quick Links

National End of Life Care Programme

Discussing DNAR order with relatives;
An example case study on dealing with family and patient

Sample DNAR;
Adult or Under 16

Marie Curie Institute, Liverpool :
Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP)

Much more like this on the
DNAR Information and Liverpool Care Pathway pages



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