Excluding family members

Law Of Attraction For Kids

Smart Parenting Guide

Get Instant Access

Although there are many reasons cited for excluding family members from the resuscitation of a patient, most are based on speculation and paternalistic attitudes rather than evidence from research (Albarran & Stafford 1999).

• Family members will physically interfere with treatments and require restraining.

• The incidence of legal actions taken against healthcare professionals will increase.

• Allowing family members to witness the resuscitation is a breach of the patient's confidentiality.

• The presence of family members will affect staff performance.

• The psychological consequences of family presence during CPR are unknown.

• There is insufficient evidence to endorse wholesale change in practice.

• Conflicting attitudes of nursing and medical staff.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Joy Of Modern Parenting Collection

Joy Of Modern Parenting Collection

This is a collection of parenting guides. Within this collection you will find the following titles: Issues, rule and discipline, self esteem and tips plus more.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment