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Attitudes towards organ donor advocacy among Swedish intensive and critical care nurses.

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Title: Attitudes towards organ donor advocacy among Swedish intensive and critical care nurses.
Authors: Flodén, Anne
Issue Date: 26-May-2011
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Health and Care Sciences
Parts of work: I. Flodén A, Forsberg A. A phenomenographic study of ICU nurses’ perceptions of and attitudes to organ donation and care of potential donors. Intensive & Critical Care Nursing, 2009; 25, 306-316.

II. Flodén A, Rizell M, Persson L-O, Sanner M, Forsberg A. Attitudes to organ donation among Swedish ICU nurses. Journal of Clinical Nursing.

III. Flodén A, Berg M, Forsberg A. ICU nurses’ perceptions of responsibilities and organisation in relation to organ donation - A phenomenographic study. Submitted, 2011.

IV. Flodén A, Lennerling A, Fridh I, Rizell M, Forsberg A. Development and psychometric evaluation of the instrument: Attitudes towards organ donor advocacy scale (ATODAS). Submitted 2011.
Date of Defence: 2011-06-08
Disputation: Onsdagen den 8 juni 2011, kl. 13.00, Wallenbergsalen, Medicinaregatan 20A.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Organ donation
Brain death
Professional ethics
Intensive and critical care
Psychometric evaluation
Abstract: End-of-Life Care in the intensive and critical care unit (ICU) involves the rare situation of caring for brain dead persons who, by their death, become potential organ donors (POD). A consequence might be that end-of-life care continues into after-death care in order to facilitate organ donation (OD). In this situation, the concept of organ donor advocacy is critical. Aim: The overall objective was to explore ICU nurses’ attitudes towards organ donor advocacy by capturing their perceptions, e... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8273-0
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