Author(s): Pankop R, Chang K, Thorlton J, Spitzer T
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Abstract Family presence during resuscitation or invasive procedures is controversial, but research suggests multiple benefits. Professional organizations recommend developing family presence protocols; however, few hospitals have them. This integrative review examined research evidence regarding implemented family presence protocols for adults in the hospital setting-specifically, the use of protocols and providers' feedback. Four key findings include a positive trend in family presence practice, varying provider attitudes, problems with family facilitators, and factors inhibiting or facilitating protocol implementation.
This article was published in J Nurs Care Qual
and referenced in Journal of Nursing & Care