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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162804
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Option of Family Presence During a Resuscitative Code of a Loved One
Abstract:
The Option of Family Presence During a Resuscitative Code of a Loved One
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:1997
Author:deRuyter, Lana
P.I. Institution Name:Chester County Hospital School of Nursing
Contact Address:701 East Marshall Street, West Chester, PA, 19380, USA
Co-Authors:Judi Gawlikowski and Dianne Lanham
Purpose: To determine if family presence during the code of a loved one facilitates the family member's grief resolution process. Rando's Concept of the Death Surround, which suggests that the environment and circumstances immediately surrounding death influence the grief resolution of surviving family members, will serve as the study's theoretical framework.

Subjects: Family members of Emergency Department (ED) patients who sustain a terminal cardiopulmonary arrest either in the prehospital or ED setting. Family of patients who are successfully resuscitated will be excluded.

Design: Utilizing a quasi-experimental design, family members will be approached upon arrival in the ED by specially-trained staff members who will offer the option to stay during the resuscitation. Family members choosing not to stay will be supported in their decision and provided with grief support in the usual manner. Telephone follow-up will be conducted with all families four weeks post-event, at which time study participation will be sought. Confidentiality and anonymity will be assured. Enrolled subjects will be mailed: Consent, Subjective Questionnaire and the Grief Experience Inventory (GEI).

The GEI consists of 135 true-false items covering somatic and emotional content associated with the process of bereavement. The items yield three validity scales and nine symptom scales which measure the intensity and severity of grief reaction. It is a well validated tool and demonstrates high test-retest reliability. Differences between subjects' scores on the GEI will be analyzed using the T-score. The Subjective Questionnaire, designed for use in this study, will inquire about subjects' reactions to being present during the resuscitation and its impact on grief resolution. Content analysis of questions will be reported, along with demographic data.

Implications for Nursing: It is anticipated that the results of this study will enhance the knowledge base of ED staff, resulting in a more supportive and nurturing environment for families during this difficult time. [Research Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Option of Family Presence During a Resuscitative Code of a Loved Oneen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162804-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Option of Family Presence During a Resuscitative Code of a Loved One</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1997</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">deRuyter, Lana</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chester County Hospital School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">701 East Marshall Street, West Chester, PA, 19380, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Judi Gawlikowski and Dianne Lanham</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: To determine if family presence during the code of a loved one facilitates the family member's grief resolution process. Rando's Concept of the Death Surround, which suggests that the environment and circumstances immediately surrounding death influence the grief resolution of surviving family members, will serve as the study's theoretical framework.<br/><br/>Subjects: Family members of Emergency Department (ED) patients who sustain a terminal cardiopulmonary arrest either in the prehospital or ED setting. Family of patients who are successfully resuscitated will be excluded.<br/><br/>Design: Utilizing a quasi-experimental design, family members will be approached upon arrival in the ED by specially-trained staff members who will offer the option to stay during the resuscitation. Family members choosing not to stay will be supported in their decision and provided with grief support in the usual manner. Telephone follow-up will be conducted with all families four weeks post-event, at which time study participation will be sought. Confidentiality and anonymity will be assured. Enrolled subjects will be mailed: Consent, Subjective Questionnaire and the Grief Experience Inventory (GEI).<br/><br/>The GEI consists of 135 true-false items covering somatic and emotional content associated with the process of bereavement. The items yield three validity scales and nine symptom scales which measure the intensity and severity of grief reaction. It is a well validated tool and demonstrates high test-retest reliability. Differences between subjects' scores on the GEI will be analyzed using the T-score. The Subjective Questionnaire, designed for use in this study, will inquire about subjects' reactions to being present during the resuscitation and its impact on grief resolution. Content analysis of questions will be reported, along with demographic data.<br/><br/>Implications for Nursing: It is anticipated that the results of this study will enhance the knowledge base of ED staff, resulting in a more supportive and nurturing environment for families during this difficult time. [Research Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:34:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:34:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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