Tag Archives: Advance directives


Your healthcare team will consider resuscitation on an individual basis. There are two reasons why CPR would not be attempted: If you have made an advanced decision about refusing cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This means that if your heart stops you  would not want the medical staff to make efforts to get it to restart.  If you […]

COPD and anticipatory care

COPD is a long term condition which is not predictable and once lung damage has happened it is not reversible. The challenge of being unpredictable is that it is difficult to anticipate if or when your COPD will deteriorate. Everyone with COPD is an individual. Thinking about the kind of care you would want or not […]