J Korean Soc Transplant.  2004 Jun;18(1):81-86.

Nurse's Knowledge and Attitudes on Organ Donation in Brain Death

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  • 1College of Nursing, Kosin University, Korea.
  • 2The Doctor's Course Graduate School, Kosin University, Korea. iris0409@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study attempted as investigations of nurse's knowledge and attitudes on organ donation in brain death, to find the method solving of the problems.
METHODS
A survey questionnaire was used and received responses from nurses (n=180) of university hospital and general hospital in B city. The data were analyzed using SPSS/PC program on real numbers, percentage, frequency, mean, standard deviation and t-test.
RESULTS
Organs invaded by cancer cell or infected by microorganism are not able to donate' obtained to highest score (94.9%) in knowledge measurement on organ donation in brain death. According to nurse's knowledge and positive attitudes, there were statistical differences in ''Knowing the Korean government permit the organ transplantation from brain death donors' (P=0.014), and ''Best organs to donate are aged 20 years of young people in brain dead state from head injury' (P=0.005). There was statistical difference between knowledge and negative attitude in 'Unknowing the Korean government permit the organ transplantation from brain death donors' (P=0.050).
CONCLUSIONS
This study might help the nurses who are concerning organ sharing and make effective interventions and educations to facilitate the decision making process for organ donation in brain dead donors or families.

Keyword

Organ donation; Brain dead donors; Positive attitude; Negative attitude

MeSH Terms

Brain Death*
Brain*
Decision Making
Head
Hospitals, General
Humans
Organ Transplantation
Surveys and Questionnaires
Tissue and Organ Procurement*
Tissue Donors
Transplants
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