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MNA staffer co-authors article on attitudes toward family presence during resuscitation

From the Massachusetts Nurse Newsletter
March 2010 Edition

Mary Sue Howlett, BSN, RN, CEN, associate director in the MNA’s division of nursing, has co-authored an article with Gail Alexander, BSN, RN, CCRN and Brenda Tsuchiya, MSN, NP-C, “Healthcare Providers’ Attitudes Regarding Family Presence During Resuscitation of Adults: An Integrated Review of the Literature.” The article will be published in an upcoming issue of Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing.

Nurses and other healthcare providers will find this article of interest as the advisability of allowing families to be present during adult resuscitation is a much-debated issue within the health care community, relative to potential positive and negative effects on both staff and family.

Howlett is currently enrolled in the family nurse practitioner program at UMass Boston’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences.