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Compassion in Dying policy manifesto

In order to ensure our work is evidence based, we keep up-to-date with current policy and research.  Alongside this we conduct our own research and information-gathering. Our Policy Manifesto sets out the challenges we have identified to enabling greater patient choice at the end of life, and what we envisage as the way forward.

CPR decisions and DNAR forms

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.

I wish I had known

Through our information and outreach services we have supported over 25,000 people to make decisions about their treatment and plan their care. This report shares some of our learning.

Knowledge of end-of-life rights and choices - YouGov poll (2011)

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.

Plan well, Die well

New research has revealed that one in five dying patients receive treatment their friends and family say they would not have wanted, with almost half (47%) feeling their loved one had a bad death.

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