Discussing ‘Do Not Attempt CPR’ Decisions

This micro skills course explores the evidence and perceptions about attempts at cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). It suggests effective ways of facilitating discussions with patients and their families about decisions related to attempting CPR.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Association of Palliative Medicine

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Identify why discussions on end of life care create a challenge for professionals;
  2. Evaluate the evidence for CPR success in patients approaching the end of life;
  3. Outline the perceptions of patients, the general public and professionals on the success of CPR;
  4. Identify accepted decision making pathways incorporating professional guidance and the legal position;
  5. Apply the necessary skills to effectively and sensitively communicate CPR decisions;
  6. Describe how to respond to challenging questions and scenarios regarding CPR decision making;
  7. Assess your confidence in discussing end of life issues with patients

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.