Living donation decision making: Recipients' concerns and educational needs

Amy D. Waterman, Sara L. Stanley, Tonie Covelli, Erik Hazel, Barry A. Hong, Daniel Brennan

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Context-Despite the advantages of living donor transplantation, evidence suggests that some potential recipients with living donors have psychological concerns that prevent them from pursuing living donation. Addressing these concerns through education may increase the rates of living donation.Objective- To understand the psychological barriers and educational needs of potential kidney recipients regarding living donation.Subjects and Design-Qualitative focus group study of kidney transplant recipients, donors, and family members to explore their assessment of the advantages of dialysis and deceased donor transplantation over living donation, their concerns about living donation, and what types of living donation education would be most helpful.Results-Kidney recipients reported that they might not pursue living donation because they felt guilty and indebted to the donor, did not want to harm or inconvenience the donor, did not want to accept a kidney that a family member might need later, and did not want to disappoint the donor if the kidney failed. Recipients were generally unaware that donors could personally benefit from donating and would rather wait for donor volunteers than ask anyone directly. Both donors and recipients thought that training on how to make the donation request and education about living donors' motivations for donation and transplant experience could help more renal patients pursue living donation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-23
Number of pages7
JournalProgress in Transplantation
Volume16
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Decision Making
Tissue Donors
Kidney
Living Donors
Education
Transplantation
Psychology
Focus Groups
Motivation
Dialysis
Volunteers
Transplants

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Transplantation

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Waterman, A. D., Stanley, S. L., Covelli, T., Hazel, E., Hong, B. A., & Brennan, D. (2006). Living donation decision making: Recipients' concerns and educational needs. Progress in Transplantation, 16(1), 17-23.

Living donation decision making : Recipients' concerns and educational needs. / Waterman, Amy D.; Stanley, Sara L.; Covelli, Tonie; Hazel, Erik; Hong, Barry A.; Brennan, Daniel.

In: Progress in Transplantation, Vol. 16, No. 1, 01.03.2006, p. 17-23.

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Waterman, AD, Stanley, SL, Covelli, T, Hazel, E, Hong, BA & Brennan, D 2006, 'Living donation decision making: Recipients' concerns and educational needs', Progress in Transplantation, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 17-23.
Waterman AD, Stanley SL, Covelli T, Hazel E, Hong BA, Brennan D. Living donation decision making: Recipients' concerns and educational needs. Progress in Transplantation. 2006 Mar 1;16(1):17-23.
Waterman, Amy D. ; Stanley, Sara L. ; Covelli, Tonie ; Hazel, Erik ; Hong, Barry A. ; Brennan, Daniel. / Living donation decision making : Recipients' concerns and educational needs. In: Progress in Transplantation. 2006 ; Vol. 16, No. 1. pp. 17-23.
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