Evaluating the Need for Organ Donation and Transplant-Related Education in Nursing Curricula

Annette Cerrato, Peter Flom, Emerson Ea

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Abstract

Transplant education has been historically unstructured and inconsistent. The purpose of this study was to measure nursing students' knowledge and attitudes toward organ donation, allocation, and preparation for practice using a modified version of the Organ Donation Attitude Questionnaire II-Student Version. Scores were low, particularly regarding brain death and organ allocation. Preparedness for practice was related to knowledge of brain death (z = 2.05, p = .04); knowledge (t = 2.24, p = .03) and attitude (t = 7.55, p < .0001) were related to signing a driver's license. Results support including organ donation and transplant education in nursing curricula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-211
Number of pages3
JournalNursing Education Perspectives
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 20 2017

Keywords

  • Journal Article

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