Building upon the findings of the ‘Human Rights in Locked-Down Care Homes‘ project, the Autonomy Project has been researching how decisions around cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are made. We are particularly interested in the use of so-called Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) recommendations. Autonomy Project researchers Sabine Michalowski and Wayne Martin published an analysis of the legal framework around DNACPR in the Medical Law Review.
You can find out more about CPR and DNACPR recommendations by following the links at the bottom of this page. On this page, you will find four short videos, summarising some of the key legal and ethical issues around CPR and DNACPR.
Next: What is DNACPR?