Nurses' View of the Decision Not to Resuscitate a Patient
Nursing Standard. 1996 Feb 21; 10(22): 33-38.
The decision not to resuscitate a patient is a complex issue and there is little guidance for nurses on how such a decision is made. The aim of this study was, therefore, to explore the views and working practices of staff in relation to current guidelines and theories, using a situational analysis. Overall, the staff seemed to meet the criteria outlined in the guidelines, although there was little awareness of the guidelines. Nurses in the clinical area should be both educated in the recommendations for practice and should be consulted and involved in developing such recommendations.
Attitudes; Codes of Ethics; Communication; Decision Making; Ethics; Family Members; Guidelines; Interdisciplinary Communication; Knowledge; Life; Medical Records; Nurse's Role; Nurses; Nursing Ethics; Organizations; Patient Participation; Physicians; Professional Organizations; Quality of Life; Records; Resuscitation; Resuscitation Orders; Survey; Withholding Treatment;
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