A PHENOMENOLOGICAL EXPLORATION OF HEALTH CARE CHAPLAINS (HCC’S) AND REGISTERED NURSES (RN’S) SUPPORT OF FAMILY MEMBERS DURING RESUSCITATION OF THEIR LOVED ONE

PART 1: BACKGROUND AND METHODOLOGY

Authors

  • Jayne James
  • Elita Cottle Royal United Hospital, Bath
  • Debbie Hodge

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v13i2.9

Keywords:

family support person, resuscitation, healthcare chaplain, registered nurse

Abstract

This paper explores the background to the development of the role of the family support person (FSP) during family witnessed resuscitation in the acute care setting. The focus of this study is on the experiences of this role from the perspective of both the Healthcare Chaplain and Registered Nurse. There are some merits and limitations to family member’s presence during this procedure. The role of the FSP in supporting family members has not been previously explored therefore a qualitative approach was undertaken. Seven in-depth interviews were conducted, transcribed verbatim and analysed. Further quantitative studies are warranted to explore this issue further.

Author Biographies

Jayne James

Jayne James Senior Lecturer in Nursing MSc Nursing, ONC, Cert Ed, RGN

Elita Cottle, Royal United Hospital, Bath

Elita Cottle Junior Sister Royal United Hospital Bath BSc Hons Adult Nursing, PG Cert Specialist practice, RGN

Debbie Hodge

Reverend Debbie Hodge Masters in Theology, BSc Nursing, PGDE RGN

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Published

2013-04-05

How to Cite

James, J., Cottle, E., & Hodge, D. (2013). A PHENOMENOLOGICAL EXPLORATION OF HEALTH CARE CHAPLAINS (HCC’S) AND REGISTERED NURSES (RN’S) SUPPORT OF FAMILY MEMBERS DURING RESUSCITATION OF THEIR LOVED ONE: PART 1: BACKGROUND AND METHODOLOGY. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 9-13. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v13i2.9