The effects of Australian nurses' (n=285) awareness of a « Do Not Resuscitate » (DNR) policy and various practice settings on the DNR decision were examined.
A questionnaire, developed by the investigator, was used to gauge nurses'experiences and attitudes in DNR practice.
Decision making was not significantly affected by nurses'awareness of a DNR policy in hospitals where a policy was present.
Although nurses believed that the patient, next-of-kin, and nurse should play a predominant role in the DNR decision, medical staff were usually responsible for the decision.
Various strategies are suggested as to how nurses could make a greater impact on the DNR decision.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmier, Expérience professionnelle, Pratique professionnelle, Prise décision, Réanimation, Evaluation, Homme, Questionnaire, Australie, Océanie, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nurse, Professional experience, Professional practice, Decision making, Resuscitation, Evaluation, Human, Questionnaire, Australia, Oceania, Health staff
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Cote : 98-0492437
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 19/02/1999.