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family presence, resuscitation, self-confidence



  1. Kim, Kyoung-Iel MSN, RN
  2. Kim, Minju PhD, RN


The purpose of this study was to examine the intention of Korean nurses to allow family presence during resuscitation and to identify factors influencing their intention to allow family presence. A total of 177 nurses working in 6 hospitals in B city, Korea, completed a self-reported questionnaire including the intention to allow family presence, perceptions of benefits and risks of family presence, self-confidence in managing resuscitation in the presence, and sociodemographic and family presence-related variables. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, [chi]2 test, independent t test, and stepwise backward logistic regression analysis by using SPSS Win 22.0. About 57.6% of the nurses had an intention to allow family presence during resuscitation. Levels of hospital, previous experience with family presence, personal preference for family presence, family and patients as the final decision makers regarding family presence, and self-confidence in managing resuscitation were significantly associated with the intention of nurses to allow it (Nagelkerke R2 = 0.38). It is necessary to develop written policies or guidelines for family presence during resuscitation. To improve self-confidence of nurses in managing resuscitation, organizational supports, such as securing a well-trained workforce by implementing a training program, are important.