THE EXPERIENCES OF HEALTH CARE CHAPLAINS (HCC’S) AND REGISTERED NURSES (RN’S) OF SUPPORTING FAMILY MEMBERS DURING RESUSCITATION OF THEIR LOVED ONE
PART 2 -- RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Keywords:Family witnessed resuscitation, family support person, Registered Nurse, Health Care Chaplain
The role of the Family Support Person (FSP) in supporting family members during resuscitation of their loved one has not been previously explored. The results of this study indicate there are key areas of this role both in terms of their support to the family member and in terms of personal impact. The key themes which emerged included the importance of ongoing assessment, choice, navigating the setting, the importance of providing a commentary of events, issues surrounding coming to terms with death and conflicts and support mechanisms. It is suggested there is a need for interdisciplinary approach to preparation, on -going education and support for this role. Further research is required to determine to what extent HCC?s are providing this role within the UK setting .
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