Journal article

Language and understanding of cardiopulmonary resuscitation amongst an aged inpatient population

M Levinson, S Ho, A Mills, B Kelly, A Gellie, A Rouse

Psychology Health & Medicine | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Greater patient involvement in health decision-making requires exchange of information between the patient and the healthcare professionals. Decisions regarding healthcare at the end of life include consideration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The stated objectives of this study were to determine how often language around concepts of resuscitation is used in the community by examination of the English language corpora (ELC); to explore the understanding of the same language by a group of older hospital patients; and to determine the patients' knowledge of the process and success of CPR, as well as the sources of their information. Medical inpatients aged 75 years and older were surv..

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