Another item for the list. . I have been unsure whether to mention it but ...looks like I am.
SO deep breath... This isn't about losing socks.
If your caree has not got full capacity you may be asked to be involved in decision making concerning DNR and end of life care.
best to be prepared. Not a subject that is easy.
The only way I deal with it (regular reviews on this) is to first attempt to consider what my caree would decide if he had full capacity. I am fairly confident I know the answer.
I also believe that the medics share this responsibility with me which sort of takes away part of the responsibility.
And I know that CPR for elderly sick frail is usually unsuccessful or can result in broken ribs, pneumonia etc and possibly a more painful lingering passing.
So please take professional advice maybe Your GP if you need help with this area of care.
If your caree has full capacity...of course the decisions will rest with them and it is up to them if they wish to involve you or not, as the case may be.
I sort of apologise for bringing the subject up, and sort of don't.