+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Knowledge and attitudes of critical care nurses regarding organ donation

Knowledge and attitudes of critical care nurses regarding organ donation

Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 8(2): 13-18

The purpose of this study was to describe the knowledge, attitudes, personal commitment, and professional involvement of Canadian critical care nurses in organ donation. This was part of a larger study of 4900 Canadian nurses and physicians. 50% of nurses receiving questionnaires responded. Of the 147 critical care nurses who responded to the survey, over 92% supported organ donation in principle. However, only 65.3% had completed organ donor cards. Nurses responded correctly to 71.2% of the questions testing knowledge. Attitudes regarding organ donation tended to be positive, but 85% of nurses indicated reluctance to approach potential organ donors. Critical care nurses scored higher than other groups of nurses on the knowledge, attitude, and professional involvement in organ donation subscales.

(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 046508059

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 9281922

Related references

Critical care nurses' attitudes and knowledge related to organ donation. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing 21(6): 249-255, 2002

Pediatric critical care nurses' perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes regarding organ donation after cardiac death. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 9(3): 261-269, 2008

Attitudes of critical care nurses toward organ donation. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing 9(6): 354-361, 1990

Is there an association between consent rates in Swiss hospitals and critical care staffs' attitudes towards organ donation, their knowledge and confidence in the donation process?. Plos One 14(2): E0211614, 2019

Changing the attitudes of critical care nurses towards organ donation. Clinical & Investigative Medicine 19(4 SUPPL ): S104, 1996

Organ donation workshop - a survey on nurses' knowledge and attitudes toward organ and tissue donation in Iran. International Journal of Artificial Organs 32(10): 739-744, 2010

Impact of organ trade on attitudes toward organ donation: knowledge and attitudes toward cadaveric organ donation in north India. Transplantation Proceedings 30(7): 3611, 1998

Nurses' knowledge and attitudes toward organ and tissue donation in a community hospital. Journal of Trauma Nursing 1(2): 57-63, 1994

Nurses' knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Public Health Reports 106(2): 155-166, 1991

Conflicting attitudes to corneal and organ donation: a study of nurses' attitudes to organ donation. International Journal of Nursing Studies 32(5): 484-492, 1995

From the family perspective: critical care nurses are a critical link in organ donation. Critical Care Nurse 19(2): 14, 18, 112, 1999

Nurses' attitudes and knowledge regarding organ and tissue donation and transplantation in a provincial hospital: A descriptive and multivariate analysis. Nursing and Health Sciences 19(3): 322-330, 2017

Do patients want to talk to their physicians about organ donation? Attitudes and knowledge about organ donation: a study of Orange County, California residents. Journal of Community Health 23(6): 407-417, 1998

Knowledge and attitudes of nurses on a regional neurological intensive therapy unit towards brain stem death and organ donation. Nursing in Critical Care 2(2): 64-71, 1997

Ethical considerations in organ donation for critical care nurses. Critical Care Nurse 19(2): 60-69, 1999