Guidance: DNACPR and CPR decisions

On this page, you’ll find a selection of resources that are useful to those looking to learn more about CPR decisions, including DNACPR.


Decisions relating to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Guidance from the British Medical Association, Resuscitation Council UK, and the Royal College of Nursing.  


ReSPECT: The ReSPECT process creates personalised recommendations for a person’s clinical care and treatment in a future emergency in which they are unable to make or express choices. Recommendations are made through conversations between people, their families, and health and care professionals and recorded on a form. 

Decisions about CPR -Model information leaflet (PDF download): This leaflet outlines how decisions about CPR are made. 

FAQs: We’ve compiled answers to your frequently asked questions on decision making.