Family presence during resuscitation of adult patients
Historically, family members are separated from patients during the course of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). More recently, the practice of allowing family members to remain during such events, known as "Family Presence" (FP) has become more commonplace.
This integrated literature review examined the opinions and experiences of nurses, physicians, families, and patients involved in FP. Results suggest that FP, when properly facilitated, offers positive benefits to participating families, patients, health care personnel, and hospitals. Additionally, nurses tend to be more accepting of FP than physicians.
The findings from this review provide rationale to guide the development of evidence-based guidelines related to FP. Subsequently, these guidelines will promote development of nursing interventions and institutional policies that improve outcomes for families during a particularly stressful time.
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
College of Nursing
Dissertations, Academic -- Nursing;Nursing -- Dissertations, Academic
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Cameron, Jessie L., "Family presence during resuscitation of adult patients" (2010). HIM 1990-2015. 1071.