Attitudes of emergency department staff toward family presence during resuscitation Academic Article uri icon


  • Background: While family presence during resuscination has been researched extensively in the international and especially American medical literature, in Israel this subject has rarely been researched. Because such policies have become common practice in many countries, it is important to investigate the attitudes of health care staff in Israeli emergency departments to better understand the potential implication of adopting such policies. Objectives: To examine the attitudes of the physicians and nurses in the ED of Soroka Medical Center to FPDR [1]. Methods: The methods we used were both qualitative (partly structured open interviews of 10 ED staff members from various medical professions) and quantitative (an anonymous questionnaire that collected sociodemographic, professional, and attitude data). Results: The qualitative and quantitative results showed that most staff …

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  • June 1, 2010