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Health care personnel's attitudes on family presence during resuscitation

Ahayalimudin, Nurul'Ain and Zulkifly, Nurul Farzela (2016) Health care personnel's attitudes on family presence during resuscitation. In: 2nd Global Conference on Emergency Nursing & Trauma Care, 22nd September 2016, Melia Sitges, Sitges, Spain. (Unpublished)

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Traditionally, resuscitation is done by groups of health care personnel alone where family members are excluded from witnessing this procedure.However, family presence during resuscitation (FPDR) remained a controversial issue worldwide although some recognized professional bodies now offering support to this practice. Objectives: This study attempts to examine the attitudes of healthcare personnel towards allowing FDPR in Malaysia, to determine the association between socio-demographic data and to compare attitudes towards family presence during resuscitation in a different profession. Methodology: A cross-sectional study with simple random sampling was carried out to 180 health care personnel (n=70doctors, n=81 Registered Nurses; n=79 Assistant Medical Officers) working at the Emergency & Trauma Department, Coronary Care Unit and Intensive Care Unit of Sungai Buloh Hospital, Selangor. A total of 153 health care personnel responded with a response rate of 88%. The chi-square test was used to identify the association of socio-demographic data with the attitude towards FPDR among health care personnel. Results: It was shown that 74.1% of health care personnel in this study have negative attitudes towards FPDR. There was a significant association between age (p=0.038) and previous experience (p=0.004) with an attitude towards FPDR. The findings showed there is no difference between professions of health care personnel attitude (p=0.410). Conclusion: The findings clarified that majority of health care personnel in this study have a negative attitude towards FPDR.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 6209/61669
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health care personnel's attitudes; Family presence during resuscitation
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Critical Care Nursing
Depositing User: Nurul'Ain Ahayalimudin
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 15:00
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 15:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/61669

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