Cultural attitudes towards death practices, the body after death and life after death in deceased organ donation - a UK Polish migrant perspective

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/621938
Title:
Cultural attitudes towards death practices, the body after death and life after death in deceased organ donation - a UK Polish migrant perspective
Authors:
Randhawa, Gurch ( 0000-0002-2289-5859 ) ; Sharp, Chloe
Abstract:
Previous studies have found the perception of the body and death practices can have an influence on perceptions of deceased organ donation. This is the first study in the UK to investigate the views of the Polish migrants, a fast growing community, toward organ donation, death practices and the deceased body. In total, there were 31 participants that took part in the study in one-to-one interviews or small focus group interviews that lasted approximately 1½ hours. The majority were conducted in English and 1 focus group and 7 interviews were in Polish. The interviews were recorded with permission from the participant, transcribed and analysed using grounded theory analysis. Participants believed the body was seen to be useful for others in need of organs after the individual had died. Families were thought to struggle with saying ‘goodbye’ if it was perceived the deceased individual was to ‘live on’ in the recipient. Participants highlighted that within Polish culture, funerals were organised quickly and opencasket burials were common, however these practices would not hinder donation. Being aware of this community's perspective may aid healthcare professionals when discussing deceased organ donation with potential donor families
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Randhawa G, Sharp C (2016) 'Cultural attitudes towards death practices, the body after death and life after death in deceased organ donation - a UK Polish migrant perspective', Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine, 6 (3).
Publisher:
OMICS International
Journal:
Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine
Issue Date:
21-May-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/621938
DOI:
10.4172/2165-7386.1000262
Additional Links:
https://www.omicsgroup.org/journals/cultural-attitudes-towards-death-practices-the-body-after-death-and-life-afterdeath-in-deceased-organ-donation--a-uk-polish-migran-2165-7386-1000262.php?aid=73551
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2165-7386
Appears in Collections:
Health

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRandhawa, Gurchen
dc.contributor.authorSharp, Chloeen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-09T13:47:11Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-09T13:47:11Z-
dc.date.issued2016-05-21-
dc.identifier.citationRandhawa G, Sharp C (2016) 'Cultural attitudes towards death practices, the body after death and life after death in deceased organ donation - a UK Polish migrant perspective', Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine, 6 (3).en
dc.identifier.issn2165-7386-
dc.identifier.doi10.4172/2165-7386.1000262-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/621938-
dc.description.abstractPrevious studies have found the perception of the body and death practices can have an influence on perceptions of deceased organ donation. This is the first study in the UK to investigate the views of the Polish migrants, a fast growing community, toward organ donation, death practices and the deceased body. In total, there were 31 participants that took part in the study in one-to-one interviews or small focus group interviews that lasted approximately 1½ hours. The majority were conducted in English and 1 focus group and 7 interviews were in Polish. The interviews were recorded with permission from the participant, transcribed and analysed using grounded theory analysis. Participants believed the body was seen to be useful for others in need of organs after the individual had died. Families were thought to struggle with saying ‘goodbye’ if it was perceived the deceased individual was to ‘live on’ in the recipient. Participants highlighted that within Polish culture, funerals were organised quickly and opencasket burials were common, however these practices would not hinder donation. Being aware of this community's perspective may aid healthcare professionals when discussing deceased organ donation with potential donor familiesen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOMICS Internationalen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.omicsgroup.org/journals/cultural-attitudes-towards-death-practices-the-body-after-death-and-life-afterdeath-in-deceased-organ-donation--a-uk-polish-migran-2165-7386-1000262.php?aid=73551en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectbodyen
dc.subjectdeath practicesen
dc.subjectdeceased organ donationen
dc.subjectPolish migrantsen
dc.subjectUKen
dc.subjectorgan donationen
dc.subjectL391 Sociology of Science and Technologyen
dc.titleCultural attitudes towards death practices, the body after death and life after death in deceased organ donation - a UK Polish migrant perspectiveen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Palliative Care & Medicineen
dc.date.updated2017-01-09T11:59:55Z-
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