TABLE 6

Predictions of Health Care Providers’ Family-Member Presence During Interventions (N = 211)

ScenariosAgree, % (n)Neutral, % (n)Disagree, % (n)
Family presence would interfere with or be an obstruction to patient care.9 (20)25 (53)65 (138)
Family presence during invasive procedures may provide comfort to the patient.55 (117)25 (52)20 (42)
Family presence during invasive procedures may cause stress to the person performing the procedure.81 (170)15 (32)4 (9)
Family presence during CPR would be stressful/traumatic for families.46 (98)26 (54)28 (59)
Family presence during CPR would provide assurance to family members that everything was done.67 (142)19 (40)14 (29)
Allowing families to be present during CPR would increase medicolegal concerns.19 (41)30 (64)50 (106)
Allowing family presence during CPR would lead to misunderstandings of dialogue and events.27 (57)32 (68)41 (86)
If family members were present during CPR, I would be more likely to continue heroic efforts.12 (25)22 (46)66 (140)
Family presence during CPR would cause distractions and nervousness among the team.40 (84)28 (59)32 (68)
Family presence during CPR would interfere with teaching and training.45 (94)21 (44)34 (73)