Developing competencies and training to enable senior nurses to take on full responsibility for DNACPR processes.

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing

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Date of publication: April 2012

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: This paper describes how South Central Strategic Health Authority (SHA) in the UK underwent a process of agreeing a competency framework and devising an accompanying training course to enable senior nurses to be decision makers and signatories for DNACPR forms. The competencies that were agreed are presented, along with an exploration of the benefits of nurses completing DNACPR forms, including a costing of apparent financial benefits.

Length of publication: 7 pages

Some important notes: This article is available in full text to all NHS Staff using Athens, for more information about accessing full text follow this link to find your local NHS Library


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