Sjuksköterskors tankar kring organdonation : En litteraturstudie

by Hällerstål, Sara; Bendelin, Hanna

Abstract (Summary)
Organ donation is a globally occurring phenomenon, which appears fairly the same all around the world. Organ donation and the organ donation process is something nurses could come across at their work in acute hospital care. The organ donation process looks fairly the same all over the world, but everyone experience it differently. The purpose of this descriptive literature study was to describe nurses attitude to and experience around organ donation and the organ donation process. The question at issue was what nurses attitude to organ donation was and what experiences nurses have around the organ donation process. In total nurses seem to have a positive attitude to organ donation, even though not all nurses has taken a decision for their own part. There was a lack of knowledge and education among nurses and they thought it felt strange to nurse someone who was alive but yet dead. Most nurses however seemed to agree that donation is something positive and that it is done for a good cause. The authors made the conclusion that education is necessary to increase the knowledge about organ donation. Education is also necessary for the nurses to feel more secure in their roll around the organ donation process.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Gävle

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:06/23/2008

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