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, vol.88, no.2, pp.690-708, 2023 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 88 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/00302228211049879
  • Journal Name: OMEGA-JOURNAL OF DEATH AND DYING
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, IBZ Online, Periodicals Index Online, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, AgeLine, ATLA Religion Database, CINAHL, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Psycinfo, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts, Violence & Abuse Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.690-708
  • Keywords: do not resuscitate, dying, nurse, physician, resuscitation, CRITICALLY-ILL, ATTITUDES, DECISION, LIFE
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes

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.