J Korean Crit Care Nurs.  2017 Oct;10(3):19-30. 10.0000/jkccn.2017.10.3.19.

Factors Affecting Nurse Clinicians' Knowledge and Attitude of Organs Procurement from Brain Dead Patients

Affiliations
  • 1Head Nurse, Neurologic Intensive Care Unit, Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Doctoral student, College of Nursing , Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. Neuroglia9@daum.net
  • 3Staff Nurse, Neurologic Intensive Care Unit, Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
  • 4Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study investigated factors affecting the knowledge and attitude of organ procurement from brain dead patients in nurse clinicians.
METHODS
A survey was conducted with 160 clinical nurses from a university hospital in Seoul. Descriptive statistics, t-tests, an ANOVA, Scheffé's test, Pearson's correlation coefficient, and a multiple regression analysis were used.
RESULTS
The mean score for knowledge of organ procurement from brain dead patients was 12.41 ± 2.16 (mean correct answers = 62.1). Factors influencing the knowledge of organ procurement among nurse clinicians were working department (β = .454, p < .001), a recent family death (β = .187, p = .014), experience recognizing potential brain dead patients (β = .182, p = .033), and experience referring to potential brain dead patients (β = -.192, p = .048).
CONCLUSION
To ensure effective organ procurement from brain dead patients, it is necessary to continually educate nurse clinicians to improve their attitude and knowledge concerning organ donation.

Keyword

Nurse clinicians; Brain death; Tissue and organ procurement; Attitude; Knowledge

MeSH Terms

Brain Death*
Brain*
Humans
Nurse Clinicians
Seoul
Tissue and Organ Procurement
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