Turkish Muslim Physicians' and Nurses' Views About the Do Not Resuscitate Order: A Cross-Sectional Two Center Study


ÇUVALCİ B. , AKBAL Y. , HİNTİSTAN S.

OMEGA-JOURNAL OF DEATH AND DYING, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/00302228211049879
  • Title of Journal : OMEGA-JOURNAL OF DEATH AND DYING
  • Keywords: do not resuscitate, dying, nurse, physician, resuscitation, CRITICALLY-ILL, ATTITUDES, DECISION, LIFE

Abstract

This study aims to determine Turkish Muslim physicians' and nurses' views about the Do Not Resuscitate order and the factors influencing these views. This was a cross-sectional, descriptive study. The sample consisted of 327 health workers including 77 physicians and 250 nurses employed in internal and surgical clinics, intensive care units and emergency services of two different university hospitals located in the northeast of Turkey. 90.9% of Muslim Turkish physicians and 74.4% of nurses request the Do Not Resuscitate order to be legally implemented. The factors predicting 40.0% of Muslim Turkish physicians and nurses requesting the legal implementation of the Do Not Resuscitate order were determined as working at institution 1; requesting implemented before emergencies occur, in emergencies and in both cases; considering informing the patient and their surrogates about as a patient's right; and requesting to be a surrogate for one relatives.