Sheriff And Van Sell: A Literature Review

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Sheriff and Van Sell are nursing professors at the Women’s Texas University and Strasen is a nursing director at the University of Texas Southwest. Sheriff, Van Sell and Strasen present research that suggests nurses and physicians are more likely to encourage family presence during resuscitation (FPDR) if there is a written policy addressing specific criteria for the inclusion and exclusion of family during these procedures. The authors provide a framework to use when writing a hospital policy regarding FPDR. The authors identified several common barriers healthcare professionals have about FPDR and found educational programs about the positive outcomes of FPDR could drastically increase the number of physicians and nurses who would encourage

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