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Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR)

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Good clinical practice has at its heart shared decision-making between the clinician and the patient.

Given its close association with death, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can present particular challenges in reaching clinical decisions and communicating with patients and those close to them.

These challenges can lead to anxiety and misunderstandings - particularly when they concern Do Not Attempt
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions. Hence it is vital to be clear on the legal aspects and ethical issues related to making these decisions.

Who is this for?
This is a higher level practical communication skills course designed for registered professionals working in health and social care who are involved in providing end of life care.

The need for appropriate training around DNACPR has been recognised by several professional bodies.

The document published by the British Medical Association, Resuscitation Council UK and the Royal College of Nursing (2016) is used as key guidance.

What will I study?
• Principles of biomedical ethics and moral courage
• Discussions around DVD scenarios of DNACPR
• Communication skills
• Role play as a teaching method to safely practise challenging communication situations and gain confidence.

This full day course comprises a lecture, demonstrations of discussions surrounding DNACPR and time for each candidate to practise their communication skills to consolidate their learning.

Participants will be exposed to discussions of varying complexities

£75 per person