Consultant Physician, Cambridge University Hospitals
Dr Zoë Fritz is a Consultant Physician at Cambridge University Hospitals and a Wellcome Fellow in Bioethics, based between the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge. She became interested in the possible negative effects of DNACPR orders while working as a Registrar in Acute Medicine and Intensive Care, and has conducted research on the use, ethics, and understanding of DNACPR orders.
She and her colleagues in Cambridge have developed and assessed an alternative approach to DNACPR orders, the Universal Form of Treatment Options (UFTO) which contextualises the resuscitation decision amongst other treatment decisions, and is completed for all patients. Her current work is looking at the relationship between trust and questioning, particularly in the acute care setting, and investigating whether there is an optimal amount of information to share with patients.