Att närvara vid återupplivning : En litteraturstudie om närståendes upplevelser vid återupplivning på sjukhus

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Mälardalens högskola/Akademin för hälsa, vård och välfärd; Mälardalens högskola/Akademin för hälsa, vård och välfärd

Sammanfattning: Background: Nurses experience both positive and negative experiences when dealing with patients relatives who are present during resuscitation. Factors that affect this include the current situation, past experiences and the nurses knowledge. Nurses percieve support as important for relatives that should be offered in form of a contact person. Problem: Relatives may be an important part of the patient's life but don’t always get the opportunity to participate in decision-making regarding their presence at the patient's resuscitation. Aim: To investigate the experiences of attending resuscitation in hospital from a relatives perspective. Method: Literature study with qualitative approach. Results: Relatives describe positive experiences when present such as ensuring that everything is done for the patient and to see how healthcare professionals act. The negative experiences are anxiety, fear and helplessness. Relatives may be in need of contact with the patient to support him/her and also with healthcare professionals to see their efforts. Conclusion: Relatives experience advantages when attending the resuscitation, which nurses should think about. To support relatives a contact person from the care team should be available. Guidelines concerning relatives presence in the hospital should be formed as a support for the nurses.

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