Browsing Senior Honors Theses by Subject "Family"
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The Positive Effects of Immigrant and Hispanic Families’ Participation in their Child’s EducationThe recent increase of children from immigrant families into the United States has fostered numerous questions on their academic achievement in the American school system. According to research, these immigrant families experience various barriers that hinder building positive, beneficial relationships with school personnel. Through literature-based research one can note why and how parents become involved with their children’s education as well as the benefits of parental involvement in academic achievement. The findings of this research suggest that increasing communication between immigrant and Hispanic families with school personnel, encouraging learning at home, and providing culturally relevant experiences can positively increase a child’s academic achievement and self-efficacy in the classroom.
The State of the Science on Family Presence During ResuscitationCardiac arrest occurs, “when a person’s heart stops beating,” stopping the heart from perfusing blood, oxygen, and other nutrients throughout the body (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018). In 2017, the American Heart Association reported that 350,000 people in the United States experience cardiac arrest (American Heart Association, 2017). In recent years, that number has risen to almost 475,000 (American Heart Association, 2020). On a global scale, over 17.5 million people die from cardiac arrest (Automatic External Defibrillator, 2018). Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency lifesaving procedure that can reverse cardiac arrest (AHA, 2020). Family presence during CPR is a controversial topic that has been the focus of much debate within the medical community. This thesis will focus on examining the body of literature on both sides of this debate in order to clearly identify and describe best practices associated with successful implementation within the United States healthcare system.