DNACPR – have we got the language right?

Decisions around cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be fraught with difficulty at the best of times; you are talking about what to do when someone’s heart stops, which is never an easy subject. I have been thinking for a while that the language doctors use is an added barrier to a good understanding of the issues, and I have had an Opinion piece published in the ~British Medical Journal which is free to read and can be found here. I hope it might be of interest.

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