Enhancing the health profession's role in requesting transplant organs

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/237698
Title:
Enhancing the health profession's role in requesting transplant organs
Authors:
Randhawa, Gurch ( 0000-0002-2289-5859 )
Abstract:
The shortfall in organs for transplant continues in the UK. To address this problem, methods of organ procurement are continuously widening with the recent development of protocols in elective ventilation and non-heart beating donors. Until recently, the nurse's role in the success of organ procurement was largely limited to those working in intensive care units involved in cadaveric transplant and community-based nurses working with patients on kidney dialysis who may become involved with live related transplant. Involvement in organ procurement has now extended to nurses working in general wards and accident and emergency centres. It is imperative that health professionals are aware of the large numbers of patients for whom donors have not been found. They need to be aware of the possible reasons which deter relatives from giving consent for potential donors and prevent relatives themselves from becoming potential live donors. Those who are involved in the organ request process need to be alerted to the factors that affect the decision to give consent. It is hoped that these efforts will help to reduce the drastic shortage of available organs for transplant in the UK.
Affiliation:
University of Luton
Citation:
Randhawa, G. (1998) 'Enhancing the health professional's role in requesting transplant organs', British Journal of Nursing, 6 (8), pp.429-34.
Publisher:
Mark Allen Publishing
Journal:
British journal of nursing
Issue Date:
1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/237698
DOI:
10.12968/bjon.1997.6.8.429
PubMed ID:
9197588
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9197588; http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/bjon.1997.6.8.429?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0966-0461
Appears in Collections:
IHR Institute for Health Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRandhawa, Gurchen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T11:29:01Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T11:29:01Z-
dc.date.issued1998-
dc.identifier.citationRandhawa, G. (1998) 'Enhancing the health professional's role in requesting transplant organs', British Journal of Nursing, 6 (8), pp.429-34.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0966-0461-
dc.identifier.pmid9197588-
dc.identifier.doi10.12968/bjon.1997.6.8.429-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/237698-
dc.description.abstractThe shortfall in organs for transplant continues in the UK. To address this problem, methods of organ procurement are continuously widening with the recent development of protocols in elective ventilation and non-heart beating donors. Until recently, the nurse's role in the success of organ procurement was largely limited to those working in intensive care units involved in cadaveric transplant and community-based nurses working with patients on kidney dialysis who may become involved with live related transplant. Involvement in organ procurement has now extended to nurses working in general wards and accident and emergency centres. It is imperative that health professionals are aware of the large numbers of patients for whom donors have not been found. They need to be aware of the possible reasons which deter relatives from giving consent for potential donors and prevent relatives themselves from becoming potential live donors. Those who are involved in the organ request process need to be alerted to the factors that affect the decision to give consent. It is hoped that these efforts will help to reduce the drastic shortage of available organs for transplant in the UK.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMark Allen Publishingen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9197588en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/bjon.1997.6.8.429?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed-
dc.subjectorgan donationen_GB
dc.subjecttransplantationen_GB
dc.subject.meshFamily-
dc.subject.meshFear-
dc.subject.meshGreat Britain-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshNursing Staff-
dc.subject.meshProfessional-Family Relations-
dc.subject.meshReligion and Psychology-
dc.subject.meshTissue Donors-
dc.subject.meshTissue and Organ Procurement-
dc.titleEnhancing the health profession's role in requesting transplant organsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Lutonen_GB
dc.identifier.journalBritish journal of nursingen_GB
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