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Angelica DickeyFollow

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18-8-2017 10:00 AM

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18-8-2017 11:30 AM

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Role of Education in Organ Donation An Integrative Literature Review

Angelica Dickey

Faculty Sponsor: Angel Butron, RN

Background: Currently in the United States alone, there are over 120,000 individuals waiting for a transplant and on average, 22 individuals will die each day waiting. The current need for organs significantly outweighs the number of organs donated and the education process can help this balance.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to measure the general knowledge of non-healthcare professionals on organ donation and how earlier education can help increase rates of donation.

Method: An integrative literature review was conducted using the databases of CINAHL, ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Sources and PubMed.. Search terms included organ, donation, procurement, education, transplant.

Results: Increase in earlier education and knowledge about organ donation process can help increase donation rates. Stress and lack of support, and not knowing the deceased family member’s wishes played a role in family members decisions.

Conclusion: There is a need for education and awareness for the general public, and better education for healthcare professionals. Nurses have an important role in providing a positive outlook on the donation process and can play a significant role with increasing donor rates.

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Aug 18th, 10:00 AM Aug 18th, 11:30 AM

Role of Education in Organ Donation: An Integrative Literature Review

Role of Education in Organ Donation An Integrative Literature Review

Angelica Dickey

Faculty Sponsor: Angel Butron, RN

Background: Currently in the United States alone, there are over 120,000 individuals waiting for a transplant and on average, 22 individuals will die each day waiting. The current need for organs significantly outweighs the number of organs donated and the education process can help this balance.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to measure the general knowledge of non-healthcare professionals on organ donation and how earlier education can help increase rates of donation.

Method: An integrative literature review was conducted using the databases of CINAHL, ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Sources and PubMed.. Search terms included organ, donation, procurement, education, transplant.

Results: Increase in earlier education and knowledge about organ donation process can help increase donation rates. Stress and lack of support, and not knowing the deceased family member’s wishes played a role in family members decisions.

Conclusion: There is a need for education and awareness for the general public, and better education for healthcare professionals. Nurses have an important role in providing a positive outlook on the donation process and can play a significant role with increasing donor rates.

 

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