Joint statement on resuscitative interventions (update 1995). CMA policy summary

CMAJ. 1995 Dec 1;153(11):1652A-1652F.
[Article in English, French]


This joint statement includes: guiding principles for health care facilities when developing cardiopulmonary-resuscitation (CPR) policy; CPR as a treatment option; competence; the treatment decision, its communication, implementation and review; and palliative care and other treatment. This joint statement was approved by the Canadian Healthcare Association, the CMA, the Canadian Nurses Association and the Catholic Health Association of Canada and was developed in cooperation with the Canadian Bar Association.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Canada
  • Humans
  • Resuscitation / education
  • Resuscitation / methods*
  • Resuscitation / standards*
  • Societies, Hospital
  • Societies, Medical
  • Societies, Nursing
  • Terminal Care