Pearson, A and Robertson-Malt, S and Walsh, K and Fitzgerald, MA, Intensive care nurses' experiences of caring for brain dead organ donor patients, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 10, (1) pp. 132-139. ISSN 0962-1067 (2001) [Refereed Article]
- This study was designed to identify the feelings and experiences of critical care nurses who have been involved in nursing brain dead patients prior to organ donation.
- The purpose of the study was to generate knowledge which informs the discipline of nursing.
- A number of themes relating to nurses' experiences of caring for brain dead organ donor patients were uncovered in this interpretative study.
- Overall, caring for patients who are diagnosed as brain dead is a challenging experience for nurses and they are intensely involved in a search for meaning in each event.
- The interpretative analysis in this study has revealed a range of meanings articulated by the nurses involved. However, the primary focus of care as by the participating nurses was the donor family.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||brain dead patients, donor families, intensive care nurses, organ donation|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Field:||Acute care|
|Objective Group:||Provision of health and support services|
|UTAS Author:||Walsh, K (Professor Kenneth Walsh)|
|UTAS Author:||Fitzgerald, MA (Professor Mary Fitzgerald)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||34|
|Deposited By:||Nurse Education Unit|
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