I don’t want to be resuscitated, but I’m not sure this is covered in the scenarios given in this online tool.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is included in the definition of life-sustaining treatment used in this online tool. So, if you have included any of the scenarios we have provided in your Advance Decision, this would include a refusal of CPR in those specific situations.

If you would like to refuse CPR in a situation that is not covered by the scenarios we have provided, or if you would like to refuse CPR in every situation, then you can write this in the blank scenario (‘refusing treatment in other scenarios').

You could also talk to your doctor about a Do Not Attempt Resuscitation form (DNAR). A DNAR form is a document issued and signed by a doctor, which tells your medical team not to attempt CPR. The form is designed to be easily recognised and verifiable, allowing healthcare professionals to make decisions quickly about how to treat you.

A DNAR form only covers decisions about CPR and not other types of medical treatment. It acts as a tool to communicate to the healthcare professionals involved in your care that CPR should not be attempted.

For more information, see our page on DNAR Forms and CPR Decisions.

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