Family presence during resuscitation: Updated review and clinical pearls.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

There is mounting evidence that Family Presence During Resuscitation (FPDR) can benefit family members who wish to observe the resuscitation efforts of a loved one. Given that older patients have poor resuscitation outcomes, presence of a family advocate could add value to the process of end of life decision making. A review of the current literature from the perspectives of patients, families, and health-care providers will help in reassessing family involvement during resuscitation and developing best practices for health care facilities.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tennyson, CD

Published Date

  • November 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 645 - 647

PubMed ID

  • 31733825

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1528-3984

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0197-4572

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2019.11.004


  • eng