Talking About CPR/ DNACPR

Depending on the healthcare setting and your health, a General Practitioner, hospital doctor or senior nurse may offer to discuss your thoughts on CPR. There is also a more general desire to talk more openly about people’s wishes on where they want to die and their wishes around the last weeks or months of their lives. If you do not wish to discuss this, you can stop the conversation.


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What if I don’t want to talk about CPR/ DNACPR right now?


  • You don’t have to talk about CPR if you don’t want to. If you feel you’re not ready to talk about it – just say.
  • You may wish to talk about CPR with your family, close friends or carers. They may be able to help you make a decision you are comfortable with.
  • Although this may be difficult, please discuss CPR with your healthcare team as soon as you feel able to. This will make certain that your healthcare team fully understand your wishes.

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Learn more about DNACPR clinical policy for Wales


Don’t wait to be asked.