MP calls for ‘moral framework’ to govern ‘do not resuscitate’ orders

Following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report that found evidence of the improper use of DNACPR (do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation) orders on sick, disabled, elderly and dying persons in care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Conservative MP has emphasised the need for “a moral framework that honours the dignity of sick, disabled, elderly or dying people”.