This guidance is for health and social care professionals (HSCP’s) and is provided in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is applicable to all care environments where services are provided for and on behalf of the HSE including acute hospitals, the ambulance service, community hospitals, residential care settings, general practice and home care.
The guidance includes information on:
- advance care planning and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- advance healthcare directives
- decision-making including making Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) decisions.
- performance of CPR during the COVID-19 outbreak
Guidance document (PDF)
Background note on the Guidance document (PDF)
This document should be read in conjunction with other relevant guidance, including:
Resources for Guidance on Advance Care Planning and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation during COVID-19 (PDF)
Guidance on End of Life Care in social care-led disability residential centres during COVID-19 (PDF)
Appendices - Guidance on End of Life Care in social care-led disability residential centres during COVID-19 (PDF)
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