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Letters Cautionary tales about DNACPR

Australian paediatric perspective on DNACPR

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 23 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1047
  1. Clever Banda, consultant paediatrician and senior lecturer
  1. University of Queensland, Hervey Bay Rural Clinical School, Hervey Bay Hospital, Urraween, QLD 4655, Australia
  1. cleverbanda{at}

Sokol emphasises the importance of involving families in DNACPR (“Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation”) situations.1 After some coronial inquests, the state health body in Queensland, Australia, came up with Acute Resuscitation Plans (ARPs)2 to replace Not for Resuscitation (NFR) orders. One important difference is that ARPs …

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