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dc.contributor.authorRandhawa, Gurchen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T11:14:37Z
dc.date.available2012-08-08T11:14:37Z
dc.date.issued1998-08
dc.identifier.citationRandhawa, G. (1998) 'Specialist nurse training programme: dealing with asking for organ donation' Journal of Advanced Nursing,28 (2), pp.405-8.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0309-2402
dc.identifier.pmid9725739
dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1365-2648.1998.00640.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/237714
dc.description.abstractThe issue of cadaveric organ transplantation is by its very nature emotional as it is associated with the very traumatic time of a loved one’s death. Making a request for organs needs to be handled very sensitively by health professionals when discussing the issue with a family. Those nurses working in critical care areas are most likely to confront this issue and need to be equipped for dealing with ensuing events. The major challenge for the nurse is to address the concerns with brain death and organ donation in an environment of grief and sadness. Asking for organ consent is the most important element of all and needs to be done in the most sensitive manner, providing appropriate support to the donor family. To facilitate this process specialist training programmes in the nursing curriculum are imperative. Education programmes should incorporate presentations, role play situations and discussions based upon past experiences of organ requests. This would hopefully result in increased rates of donor consent and thereby a reduction in transplant waiting lists.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishingen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9725739en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2648.1998.00640.x/abstract
dc.subjectorgan donationen_GB
dc.subject.meshCurriculum
dc.subject.meshEducation, Nursing
dc.subject.meshFamily
dc.subject.meshGreat Britain
dc.subject.meshGrief
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshInformed Consent
dc.subject.meshNurse Clinicians
dc.subject.meshProfessional-Family Relations
dc.subject.meshSocial Support
dc.subject.meshTeaching
dc.subject.meshTissue and Organ Procurement
dc.titleSpecialist nurse training programme: dealing with asking for organ donationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Lutonen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of advanced nursingen_GB
html.description.abstractThe issue of cadaveric organ transplantation is by its very nature emotional as it is associated with the very traumatic time of a loved one’s death. Making a request for organs needs to be handled very sensitively by health professionals when discussing the issue with a family. Those nurses working in critical care areas are most likely to confront this issue and need to be equipped for dealing with ensuing events. The major challenge for the nurse is to address the concerns with brain death and organ donation in an environment of grief and sadness. Asking for organ consent is the most important element of all and needs to be done in the most sensitive manner, providing appropriate support to the donor family. To facilitate this process specialist training programmes in the nursing curriculum are imperative. Education programmes should incorporate presentations, role play situations and discussions based upon past experiences of organ requests. This would hopefully result in increased rates of donor consent and thereby a reduction in transplant waiting lists.


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