[PDF] Decisions relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

British Medical Association - BMA
British Medical Association (BMA)
Publication date:
14 June 2016


This latest 2016 revision (3rd edition, 1st revision) of professional guidance on CPR decision-making is in response to public and professional debate about CPR decisions, and to recent statutory changes and legal judgments. The key ethical and legal principles that should inform all CPR decisions remain, but even greater emphasis has been placed on ensuring high-quality timely communication, decision-making and recording in relation to decisions about CPR.  This guidance is issued jointly by the BMA, the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Royal College of Nursing, and was previously known as the "Joint Statement".