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Modifiable factors influencing parental decision making and organ donation: A scoping review

Modifiable factors influencing parental decision making and organ donation: A scoping review

Cleaver, Karen ORCID: 0000-0001-5303-1036 and Luberda, Kamila (2017) Modifiable factors influencing parental decision making and organ donation: A scoping review. Nursing Children and Young People, 29 (9). pp. 29-36. ISSN 2046-2336 (Print), 2046-2344 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp.2017.e810)

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Abstract

A global shortage of organs from children and adults available for transplantation is compounded by the failure of next of the kin to consent for organs to be donated after death. There are both non-modifiable and modifiable factors which influence decision-making. Modifiable factors can though be influenced and are therefore of interest when examining families’ decision making surrounding the donation of organs from their deceased child. A scoping review was undertaken to determine how modifiable factors influence parental decision-making in cadaver organ donation. Following thematic analysis two themes were identified, these were ‘interaction with healthcare professionals’ and ‘pre-disposition to organ donation’. Satisfaction with experiences of hospital care, the information provided and the way it was communicated as well as interactions pertaining to emotional support were all found to be modifiable factors that influenced decision-making. Likewise, a predisposition to organ donation and knowing the wishes of the deceased, are highly associated with the consent decision. Nurses working in critical care environments need to be able to support parents during this difficult time. This paper therefore aims to raise awareness of modifiable factors that influence decision-making, highlighting their relevance for children’s nursing practice

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children; Organ donation; Modifiable factors; Parental decision making
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Family Care & Mental Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Health & Society Research Group
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Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/17691

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