Journal List > J Korean Soc Transplant > v.27(3) > 1034421

J Korean Soc Transplant. 2013 Sep;27(3):92-99. Korean.
Published online September 26, 2013.  https://doi.org/10.4285/jkstn.2013.27.3.92
Copyright © 2013 The Korean Society for Transplantation
Effect of Caring for Potential Brain Death Organ Donors during the Organ Donation Process upon Physician Attitudes
Soon Il Kim, M.D.,1,2 Kyung Ok Jeon, R.N.,2 and Sunyoung Son, R.N.3
1Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Organ Transplant Center, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
3Organ Transplant Center, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Corresponding author (Email: otc@yuhs.ac )
Received February 05, 2013; Revised August 19, 2013; Accepted August 27, 2013.

Abstract

Background

The purpose of this study was to identify the attitude of physicians stemming from their experiences of caring for potential brain death donors during the organ donation process.

Methods

Grounded theory methodology was used for this study. In depth interviews were conducted with six physicians who had experience of management of potential brain death donors. Data collection was done from January to October 2011. Theoretical sampling was used until the data reached saturation.

Results

As a result of the analysis, dilemma of organ donation solicitation was identified as the core category. Twelve subcategories were identified and they were integrated to the core category. Obtaining organ donation counseling skills was identified as the consequence.

Conclusions

The results of the study will provide a frame for understanding the attitudes stemming from their experience of caring for potential brain death donor and helping the development of effective intervention strategies for increasing organ donation.

Keywords: Brain death; Tissue and organ procurement; Intervention strategy

Figures


Fig. 1
The paradigm of the experience of potential deceased donor's doctor.
Click for larger image

References
1. Park YJ, Kang H, Kim EM, Shin WY, Yi NJ, Suh KS, et al. Establishment of active identification and management system for potential brain dead donors in life-link center. J Korean Soc Transplant 2009;23:43–51.
2. Park SJ, Yoon YC, Cho WH, Roels L, Smits J, Cohen B, et al. Preliminary results of donor action in Korea. J Korean Soc Transplant 2012;26:101–111.
3. Lee WH, Moon OR, Kwak JY. A study on the analysis of relative factors of intensive care unit nurses' attitude in brain death organ donation. J Korean Soc Transplant 2001;15:217–224.
4. Kang KJ, Kim SH. Nurse's knowledge and attitudes on organ donation in brain death. J Korean Soc Transplant 2004;18:81–86.
5. Hwangbo HM. In: A study on factors influencing families consent for donation of solid organs for transplantation. Seoul, KR: Seoul National University; 2004.
6. Sung MH, Son EY, Lee SE. A study on knowledge and attitude of nurses regarding brain death organ donation. Clin Nurs Res 2006;12:125–135.
7. Lee JA, Kim SY. The knowledge and attitude of medical students towards the organ donation. J Korean Soc Transplant 2008;22:120–129.
8. Choi JA. In: A study on the analysis of organ transplant coordinator's attitude in brain death organ. Seoul, KR: Yonsei University; 2009.
9. You HS. The effect of brain death organ donation education on nurses' knowledge and attitude. Clin Nurs Res 2009;15:57–65.
10. Jung WJ. In: Knowledge and attitudes of Busan citizens towards brain death, organ donation and transplantation [master's thesis]. Busan, KR: Catholic University of Pusan; 2010.
11. Ha HS, Hong JJ, Kim SC, Lee SG, Song MG, Han DJ. Study on physician's perceptions and attitudes on organ donation in brain dead donors. J Korean Soc Transplant 2001;15:51–57.
12. Oh MS. In: A survey on the perceptions and attitudes of public and medical professionals on organ transplantation. Seoul, KR: Research & research; 2009.
13. Strauss AL, Corbin JM. In: Basics of qualitative research: techniques and procedures for developing grounded theory. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, US: Sage Publications; 1998.
14. Lincoln YS, Guba EG. In: Naturalistic inquiry. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications; 1985.
15. Shafer TJ, Ehrle RN, Davis KD, Durand RE, Holtzman SM, Van Buren CT, et al. Increasing organ recovery from level I trauma centers: the in-house coordinator intervention. Prog Transplant 2004;14:250–263.
16. Jelinek GA, Marck CH, Weiland TJ, Neate SL, Hickey BB. Organ and tissue donation-related attitudes, education and practices of emergency department clinicians in Australia. Emerg Med Australas 2012;24:244–250.
17. Marck CH, Weiland TJ, Neate SL, Hickey BB, Jelinek GA. Australian emergency doctors' and nurses' acceptance and knowledge regarding brain death: a national survey. Clin Transplant 2012;26:E254–E260.
18. Regehr C, Kjerulf M, Popova SR, Baker AJ. Trauma and tribulation: the experiences and attitudes of operating room nurses working with organ donors. J Clin Nurs 2004;13:430–437.
19. Cohen J, Ami SB, Ashkenazi T, Singer P. Attitude of health care professionals to brain death: influence on the organ donation process. Clin Transplant 2008;22:211–215.
TOOLS
Similar articles

Attitude Favorability towards Organ Donation in Family Members of Brain Dead Organ Donors

Management of brain-dead donors in Korea

Causes of Failure during the Management Process from Identification of Brain-Dead Potential Organ Donors to Actual Donation in Korea: a 5-Year Data Analysis (2012–2016)

Analysis of Factors Affecting Emergency Physicians’ Attitudes toward Deceased Organ & Tissue Donation

Program to Activate the Notification of the Potential Donors