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Is it a good or bad thing for family/loved ones to be present during a code/resuscitation effort in the emergency department? I'
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Family/loved ones in code/resuscitation effort in the emergency department Name Institution Tutor Date Family/loved ones in code/resuscitation effort in the emergency department Background Initially, in case a sick person is admitted in a health facility, the members of their family are taken away from their relative into another room whereas the medical staff uses life-saving procedures to save the patient (Hung and Pang, 2011).
Several studies indicate that observing the resuscitation procedure helps members of the patient’s family understand everything that was performed to save their relative (Hung and Pang, 2011). Some studies indicate long-lasting undesirable effects in members of the family who witnessed resuscitation, like anxiety, sadness among others (Hung and Pang, 2011). The benefits of family members/loved ones' presence in the ER during a code situation appear to outweigh the possible negative effects of witnessing such a traumatic event. However, there must be considerations made in determining to try to encourage or discourage family/loved ones being in the same room during emergency resuscitation in regards to patient family and hospital staff. Relative perspective The presences of members of a family/loved ones at the point of death of a family member is commonly accepted in serious medical care situations, when the main concern of care moves from medical care of the seriously sick person to the communal, psychic and emotional comfort of the sick person and of their members of family (Hung and Pang, 2011). ...
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