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Cultural Practices and End-of-Life Decision Making in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Taiwan.
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PMID:  22477715     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The purpose of this research was to describe conditions of decision making for dying infants and cultural effects on the process of infant death in the neonatal intensive care unit. A retrospective chart review was used in this research. Fifty charts were reviewed; the major cause of death for the research subjects was complications of prematurity (52%). Eighty-two percent of the charts documented a do not resuscitate order, and 16% of parents allowed discontinuation of ventilator support when they realized the futility of continued care. In 30 nursing records, parents and their dying infants were offered a quiet place in which to grieve. In 10 cases, nurses accompanied these parents and allowed them to express their emotions. Research findings showed great outward expression of religion at the time of death. Various cultural issues affected both the grieving process of the families and the dying process of their infants.
Niang-Huei Peng; Hsin-Li Liu; Chao-Huei Chen; Jean Bachman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society / Transcultural Nursing Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-7832     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9001407     Medline TA:  J Transcult Nurs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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