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VAZ, Judite; ALVES, Rita  and  RAMOS, Vera. Advantages of the presence of the family in pediatric resuscitation or in painful procedures. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.41, pp.375-386. ISSN 1695-6141.

Introduction: The presence of parents or others relatives during the painful procedures to the child, as well as during the pediatric resuscitation has raised discussion among health professionals, both for its advantages and disadvantages. Objective: Considering this subject, the main goal of this investigation consists in identifying scientific studies that are oriented for the advantages of having family members at hand during resuscitation and/or painful procedures. Method: It was performed a systematic review of the literature with the following research question: What are the advantages of having family members in the resuscitation room and/or painful procedures? Results: All the articles identified advantages in having the presence of family members in the resuscitation room and/or during painful procedures. Conclusions: This research reinforces the debate and reflection among the multidisciplinary team about the presence of family members during the painful procedures or resuscitation performed to a child. However, in order for this process to be executable it is necessary to train all the health team, enabling them to explain the procedure to the family and accompany them throughout the process

Keywords : Family presence; Resuscitation; Invasive Procedure; Pediatrics; Advantages.

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