Limitations of Care Orders
|Create Date||January 8, 2015|
|Last Updated||March 30, 2015|
This education resource was developed by Professor Ibrahim to raise awareness of the important issues around limitation of care orders and cardiopulmonary resuscitation in persons with dementia, a sensitive and often contentious matter. People with dementia deserve the same opportunities as everyone else to be involved in making decisions about their treatment and lives and care should be exercised by others when presuming a certain quality of life for the person living with dementia.
The resource consists of:
- Context and background information
- An animated video presenting the issues and dilemmas
- Key questions for health educators to prompt discussion
- Key questions for people living with dementia and their family
The purpose of the resource is to raise awareness of the important and complex issues surrounding limitation of care orders and cardiopulmonary resuscitation in persons with dementia, a sensitive and often contentious matter.
The resource promotes a balanced and empathetic approach to decision-making in these circumstances which takes an individualised approach, recognising the complex legal, ethical and clinical issues.
The video is intended for viewing in a structured education session, ideally facilitated by a health educator who is able to explain, discuss and debate the key issues.
The resource is designed primarily for an audience of medical practitioners and other health professionals. The content may also be of interest to the general public to help inform their discussions with health professionals.