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Compassion in Dying responds to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman’s (SPSO) report on failure to discuss DNACPR decision with family of patient

Lloyd Riley, Deputy Director of Policy & Research at Compassion in Dying, said:   “We offer our sincere condolences to the family concerned in the SPSO’s recent report. We welcome the SPSO’s recommendations, which rightly stress the importance of following proper procedures for discussing and documenting DNACPR decisions [also known as DNR or DNAR]. “CPR

Compassion in Dying backs DNACPR legal challenge to Health Secretary

End-of-life charity has received hundreds of calls relating to CPR and DNACPR Key concern is patients feeling ignored or abandoned by healthcare professionals for wanting to refuse CPR; worried that they will be resuscitated against their wishes Compassion in Dying today (29 May 2020) announces its support for Kate Masters’ legal challenge to the Secretary

Supreme Court confirms judicial approval not needed for withdrawal of life-prolonging treatment from people with a prolonged disorder of consciousness, where family and doctors agree

The Supreme Court has today (Monday 30 July 2018) confirmed that judicial approval is not needed when withdrawing life-prolonging treatments from individuals with a prolonged disorder of consciousness (such as minimally-conscious or persistent vegetative state). Judging on the Mr Y case, which involves a man in a vegetative state following severe brain injury caused by

Statement in response to news that investigations into LPAs are on the rise

New figures released by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) revealed there were 1,729 investigations into misuse last year. Davina Hehir, Director of Policy at Compassion in Dying, a national charity that helps people prepare for the end of life, said: “An LPA for Health and Welfare is an important tool to enable someone’s