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Family-witnessed resuscitation

07 September 2010

Emergency Nurse


Family-witnessed resuscitation is a controversial subject for healthcare professionals and support for the practice is not universal (Albarran and Stafford 1999,...

Changing staff attitudes towards family-witnessed resuscitation

08 November 2012

Emergency Nurse


The benefits of family-witnessed resuscitation (FWR) have been described in research, yet many healthcare professionals express reservations about the practice. This...

Exploring the implementation of family-witnessed resuscitation

27 March 2018

Nursing Standard

Critical care

Cardiac arrest is a traumatic event, both for patients and their family members. Traditionally, healthcare professionals have often been reluctant to offer family...

Benefits of, and barriers to, family witnessed resuscitation in practice

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

This article, discussing family witnessed resuscitation, is the first in a series providing nurses with information about essential aspects of critical care. Family...