FEATURESHolistic in the Hectic Family Presence During Resuscitation in the Emergency DepartmentLandis, Philip DNP, RN, CEN, RN-BCAuthor Information Emergency Department; Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia. Correspondence: Philip Landis, DNP, RN, CEN, RN-BC, Pennsylvania Hospital, 800 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 ([email protected]). The author has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Holistic Nursing Practice: May/June 2018 - Volume 32 - Issue 3 - p 123-124 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000264 Buy Metrics Abstract Despite public knowledge of advanced directives and end-of-life wishes, desire for control over destiny often conflicts with the reality of end-of-life presentation. Recognized as best practice by both the Emergency Nurses Association and the American College of Emergency Physicians, family presence during resuscitation can actually prevent unintended harm to patients and their families. © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.