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Title: Family presence during management of acute deterioration: clinician attitudes, beliefs and perceptions of current practices.
Authors: Youngson, Megan J.
Currey, Judy
Considine, Julie
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Place of publication: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Journal title: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal
Volume: 19
Issue: 3
Start Page: 159
End Page: 165
Abstract: The nature of acute clinical deterioration has changed over the last three decades with a decrease in in-hospital cardiac arrests and an increase in acute clinical deterioration. Despite this change, research related to family presence continues to focus on care during resuscitation rather than during acute deterioration. To explore healthcare clinician attitudes, beliefs and perceptions of current practices surrounding family presence during episodes of acute deterioration in adult Emergency Department patients. Clinicians (n = 156) from a single study site in Melbourne, Australia completed a 17-item survey. Participants disagreed that family members would interrupt (59.0%) or interfere (61.5%) with patient care if present during episodes of patient deterioration. Most (77.6%) participants stated that they included family during episodes of patient deterioration. Females, nurses and Australians/New Zealanders had a more positive attitude towards including family during episodes of patient deterioration when compared to males, doctors and clinicians of other ethnicities. Nurses with post-graduate qualifications and those with more years of experience had a more positive attitude towards including family during episodes of patient deterioration than nurses without post-graduation qualification and with less years of experience. Clinicians had predominantly positive attitudes towards including family during episodes of patient deterioration and perceived it to be a common day-to-day practice. Gender, profession, country of birth, education level and years of experience all impacted on clinician attitudes, beliefs and perceptions of family presence during acute deterioration.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11054/926
ISSN: 1574-6267
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aenj.2014.12.002
Internal ID Number: 00905
Health Subject: ATTITUDE OF HEALTH PERSONNEL
EMERGENCY SERVICE, HOSPITAL
FAMILY INCLUSIVE PRACTICE
NURSES
PATIENT CARE
PHYSICIANS
RESUSCITATION
Type: Journal Article
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