This factsheet explains what cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is, CPR success rates, how to refuse CPR, what a Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) form is, how to get a DNAR form, and how a DNAR differs from an Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment.
A report which examines whether patients had record, or made known, their wishes recorded and if this impacted on whether they died well or badly.
A pilot service in East London was evaluated 2013/2014. Numbers reached, learnings from the project, case studies and how this has informed the roll out to seven Age UKs across England are reported on.
Our new report details findings and recommendations from a pioneering project aimed at supporting Lambeth’s Portuguese-speaking communities to consider, document and share their preferences for care and treatment, thereby facilitating more meaningful discussions between Portuguese-speaking people and health and social care professionals.
This is a secondary analysis of interviews with patients about their experiences of living with terminal illness, with a view to understanding how they approach decision making at the end of life.
In 2011, Compassion in Dying conducted a poll with YouGov on knowledge of end of life rights and choices. This poll found that 60% would want comfort care only if they were dying with no prospect of recovery in the last days and weeks of life, however only 3% had an Advance Decision which could state this. 53% wrongly believed that they had a legal right to make these kinds of decisions on behalf of their next of kin.
A poll commissioned by Compassion in Dying examining how people want to be treated at the end of life, and looking at people’s knowledge of their end-of-life rights and choices.
My Life, My Decision was an ambitious, multifaceted programme of work aiming was to support people aged over 50 to think about and plan their care in advance, helping to ensure they have the death that is right for them.
This report is a summary of key learning and recommendations from our My Life, My Decision outreach programme.
Most people have some form of opinion about how they would like to be treated at the end of their lives, regardless of their identity or background. For LGBT people in particular, your identity might have an impact on the treatment and care you would like to receive.