Informal caregivers of persons with dementia often experience significant stressors which may result in detrimental physical, psychological, social, and financial consequences. In order for primary care providers to adequately support this burgeoning group of caregivers a greater understanding of their experiences and needs is essential. This literature review seeks to determine how primary care providers can best support informal caregivers of persons with dementia through the dementia journey. Studies were included that examined the needs or experiences of informal caregivers of persons with dementia. Additionally, studies that examined primary care-based interventions aimed at improving the caregiving experience for these individuals were also included. Four themes... .
Background: Family presence during resuscitation (FPDR) is a complex issue Registered Nurses (RNs) encounter in their practice. Analysis of existing research indicates that families wish to be present with a relative during resuscitation events. This quantitative study explores the opinions and perceptions of RNs in a rural context regarding FPDR utilizing an adapted instrument by Twibell et al. (2008). Method: A convenience sample of 126 RNs from the Northern health Authority (NHA) completed the online survey regarding their opinions and perceptions of FPDR. Data Analysis: Data were analyzed statistically using SPSS to explore the demographic and nursing practice variables and better understand RNs' opinions and perceptions of FPDR. Results: RNs identified more benefits than risks with FPDR and also positively acknowledged patient and family during resuscitation events. Policies for FPDR in medical facilities, family supports in the resuscitation room, and education on the practice of FPDR for health professionals is recommended. --Leaf ii.