Impact of Family Members on Nurses during Resuscitation Efforts Abstract The issue of family members’ presence during resuscitation efforts is controversial as there are compelling reasons to foster their presence along with potential problems in doing so. Because there is controversy does not imply that this is a debate, however. Family presence creates an impact on the patient and nurses which is both beneficial and potentially harmful but that impact can be controlled for effectiveness. To deny family presence during resuscitation is tantamount to denying the family perspective and participation in care. Research indicates that there is consensus among nurses on two points: there can be certain problems but family members have a...The end:
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