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Family‑centred care: review of opinions among staff.

McLaughlin, Kieran, Melby, Vidar and Coates, Vivien (2013) Family‑centred care: review of opinions among staff. Emergency Nurse, 20 (9). pp. 20-25. [Journal article]

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The sudden admission to an emergency department (ED) of a patient requiring resuscitation can be a traumatic experience for families, who often require a great deal of support from ED staff. The needs of such staff must be considered too if the care of patients and families during resuscitation attempts is to be improved. This article discusses the findings of a systematic review of the literature on family-centred care during and after resuscitation attempts, and reveals that, although families appear to favour witnessed resuscitation, the practice remains controversial among healthcare professionals. Chaotic workloads, time restraints, lack of education and poor coping abilities all appear to affect wider implementation of the practice in EDs.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Managing Chronic Illness Research Centre
ID Code:24981
Deposited By: Dr Vidar Melby
Deposited On:21 Feb 2013 12:59
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 11:11

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