'Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation' or 'allowing natural death'? The time for resuscitation community to review its boundaries and its terminology.

@article{Xanthos2014DoNA,
  title={'Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation' or 'allowing natural death'? The time for resuscitation community to review its boundaries and its terminology.},
  author={Theodoros Xanthos},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2014},
  volume={85 11},
  pages={1644-5}
}
The term “do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation” DNACPR) replaced in the United Kingdom (UK) the older term do not attempt resuscitation” (DNAR). The terminology changed, t least in the UK, due to misconception of what DNAR really is, s resuscitation is not necessarily only cardiopulmonary resusitation (CPR). As a result several articles which appeared in he literature defined that DNACPR clearly suggests that CPR hould not be started in case of cardiac arrest, but this does ot mean the… CONTINUE READING
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