Evaluating the Need for Organ Donation and Transplant-Related Education in Nursing Curricula

Annette Cerrato, Peter Flom, Emerson Ea

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Transplant education has been historically unstructured and inconsistent. The purpose of this study was to measure nursing students' knowledge and attitudes toward organ donation, allocation, and preparation for practice using a modified version of the Organ Donation Attitude Questionnaire II-Student Version. Scores were low, particularly regarding brain death and organ allocation. Preparedness for practice was related to knowledge of brain death (z = 2.05, p = .04); knowledge (t = 2.24, p = .03) and attitude (t = 7.55, p < .0001) were related to signing a driver's license. Results support including organ donation and transplant education in nursing curricula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-211
Number of pages3
JournalNursing Education Perspectives
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 20 2017



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