How Family Presence during CPR Reduces Doubts

How Family Presence during CPR Reduces Doubts

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Family presence reduces doubts about what is being done to their loved ones and creates a kind of bond and relationship between the family and the staff. Meyers and colleagues (2000) found that being present during CPR reduced family members’ fear of the unknown about procedures and patient status. One study (Lancet, 1998) recommended that family presence facilitated the association between the medical staff and the family, improving communication when the pronouncement of death had to be presented to the family. In addition to the constructive emotional effect, allowing the family to be present at life-saving efforts of loved ones. (more…)

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