A proposal for an ethnographic research study to explore how culture influences nurses’ practice of family witnessed resuscitation
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This dissertation explores the perspectives of nurses on the topic of family witnessed resuscitation (FWR) in the emergency department. The aim of the literature review was to explore and identify the barriers and facilitators to implementing FWR. Key themes were identified from the literature and from this, a gap was identified that informed the research proposal. An ethnographic approach is proposed to meet the aims of the research. This approach would allow an in depth exploration with nurses within the emergency department. This research proposal aims to gain a better understanding of how culture can influence the practice of FWR in the emergency department. Key words: Nurses, barriers, facilitators, culture, family witnessed resuscitation, family presence during resuscitation, emergency department, accident and emergency.