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Family-centred care during resuscitation events

McLaughlin, Kieran, Melby, Vidar and Coates, Vivien (2013) Family-centred care during resuscitation events. Emergency Nurse, 21 (3). pp. 28-34. [Journal article]

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Caring for families of critically ill patients is part of emergency nurses’ role, but there is a difference of opinion about whether families should be present during resuscitation attempts. This article reports on an opinion survey conducted at two health and social care trusts in Northern Ireland, in which 160 emergency nurses were asked for their views on holistic family centred care during and after resuscitation. Most participants said that, although they have a duty to provide such care, they are often prevented from doing so by lack of staff and time, and by inadequate education. In light of this finding, the article suggests that staff should take part in debriefing sessions and follow-up programmes should be made available for families after resuscitations have been attempted.

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
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Person-centred Practice Research Centre
ID Code:26343
Deposited By: Dr Vidar Melby
Deposited On:17 Sep 2013 14:56
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 11:13

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