Physicians' attitudes and practices toward CPR training in family members of patients with coronary heart disease
Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Adult; *Attitude of Health Personnel; Coronary Disease; Family; Female; Humans; Male; Massachusetts; Middle Aged; *Physician's Role; Questionnaires; Resuscitation; *Role
Cardiovascular Diseases | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
A survey of 482 physicians practicing in central and western Massachusetts was carried out to examine attitudes and reported practices toward cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training for family members of patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). Seventy-nine per cent of physicians felt that CPR training was important for the family members of patients with CHD yet only 6 per cent actually provided information about CPR to families. Further studies are indicated to determine why physician behavior is at odds with their stated beliefs and to guide appropriate remedial action.
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Citation: Am J Public Health. 1985 Mar;75(3):281-3. Link to article on publisher's site