Organ and Tissue Donation

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Mai 2008



Organ and tissue donation is not only life-saving or life-improving, but is a part of quality end-of-life decisions in the intensive care unit. The efficacy of any organ and tissue donation process lies on the efficiency of individual steps in the process and not on reporting crude statistics. An examination of these individual steps allows not only for the identification of any possible shortcomings within a process, but provides a base on which comparisons to other systems can be made. This study examines the practices around organ and tissue donation over 5 years in a department of critical care medicine. The practices were developed on expectations around quality end-of-life care for patients in the intensive care unit. The results of this study demonstrate that a process whereby organ and tissue donation is viewed as a measure of quality end-of-life care, and a process that is inherent to critical care, is efficient and could be adopted by other critical care groups. Further, if an efficient process exists, the ethical propriety of increasing organ supply using alternative sources can be examined.


Lianne Barnieh is a Canadian epidemiologist who began her research career in Calgary. She is the recipient of the Allied Health Doctoral Fellowship from the Kidney Foundation of Canada (2007). Ms. Barnieh is currently working on her Ph.D with a focus on living kidney donation and resides in central Africa with her family.
EAN: 9783639019094
ISBN: 3639019091
Untertitel: Intensive Care Unit Practices in the Calgary Health Region. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VDM Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2008
Seitenanzahl: 128 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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