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Nursing research study contributions
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Nursing research study contributions Background Despite the worse condition of a patient, it is usually challenging for their family members to accept the loss of a loved one. The situation is even more traumatizing in case of an orchestrated death. This brings a dilemma to hospital staff and families in regard to dying patients especially when taking a decision that will terminate the life of the patient.
The research findings will be useful in developing interventions and frameworks that incorporate the needs and perspectives of families in enhancing their ability to cope with death in the midst of this changing and dramatic reality of the death of a loved one. The main objectives of this research was to find out the perspectives family perspectives on ventilator withdrawal at end of life and to find out what was helpful in helping them to cope with the situation. It was also aimed at identifying those things that could have been done differently to enhance these outcomes. Concepts, phenomena The research design selected for this study was case study and qualitative research methods, specifically interviews, were used to collect data. The interviews were conducted on physicians, families and nurses with an aim of understanding the impact of ventilator withdrawal on caregivers or family members. Most of the interviews were conducted face to face, only three were conducted over the phone because circumstances could not allow a face to face meeting with the family. ...
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