Protection behaviour : a phenomenon affecting organ and tissue donation in the 21st century?

Kent, B. C. 2004, Protection behaviour : a phenomenon affecting organ and tissue donation in the 21st century?, International journal of nursing studies, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 273-284.


Title Protection behaviour : a phenomenon affecting organ and tissue donation in the 21st century?
Author(s) Kent, B. C.
Journal name International journal of nursing studies
Volume number 41
Issue number 3
Start page 273
End page 284
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2004-03
ISSN 0020-7489
1873-491X
Summary UK statistics show that whilst waiting lists for transplantation surgery continue to increase, donor numbers are static. This paper describes the hermeneutic phase of a mixed method study and puts forward the concept of protection behaviour as one explanation for nurses’ reticence to discuss post-mortem donation wishes with patients’ relatives. The desire to protect appears to influence attitudes, confidence levels and perceived ability to become involved in donor identification and donation discussion, consequently affecting the availability of transplantable organs and tissue. By understanding more fully why protective behaviours are employed, it increases the likelihood of a solution being found.
Language eng
Field of Research 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30026261

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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