Ethical Issues in Family Presence During Resuscitation Many nurses have taken a patient’s family member to the bedside during resuscitation or will do so if they had the opportunity yet a less than 10% of hospitals have policies concerning family presence during resuscitation procedures (McClement, Fallis & Periera, 2009). Families desire to be present and have the right to witness the resuscitation of patients since their presence is beneficial to the patient. The purpose of this paper is to provide background information on this issue, discuss the ethical perspectives in regards to the right of families present during resuscitation (FPDR) of patients using research studies and evidence to support this position, discuss differing...The end:
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