Comparison of Physicians and Nurses' Attitudes toward Family Presence during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Jeong Lim Cho, Eun Nam Lee, Sang Hee Sim, Na Youn Lee
2013 Korean Journal of Adult Nursing  
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the attitude of physicians and nurses toward family presence during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Methods: 100 physicians and 100 nurses from five hospitals with than 500 beds in B city were surveyed using a Family Presence During Resuscitation (FPDR) Inventory. The data were analyzed by t-test, ANOVA and Duncan's multiple range test using SPSS/WIN 19.0 version. Results: Nurses showed more positive attitudes toward family presence during
more » ... PR but reported more concerns about the problem of confidentiality, arguing with family members, and emotional distress of family members than physicians did. Conclusion: On the basis of results from this study, we recommend that educational program be developed within the hospitals to change the negative perception of health care providers for the family presence during CPR.
doi:10.7475/kjan.2013.25.1.41 fatcat:jpmvb6h5ifb7vhweevv3a5tjpq