P-ISSN 2587-2400 | E-ISSN 2587-196X
EJMO. 2018; 2(4): 238-242 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmo.2018.0031

Knowledge and Attitudes of Intensive Care Nurses on Organ Donation

Elif Oksan Calikoglu1, Sara Salcan2, Hilal Betul Akcay1, Ali Gumus1, Ozlem Dilara Aydin3
1Department of Public Health, Ataturk University Faculty of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey, 2Department of Public Health, Erzincan University Faculty of Medicine, Erzincan, Turkey, 3Department of Aneasthesiology and Reanimation, Ataturk University Faculty of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

Objectives: We aimed to determine the knowledge and attitudes of intensive. Methods: The population of this descriptive cross-sectional study was composed of 92 nurses working in three intensive-care units in Erzurum province center. Participation rate was 80.4% (n=74). Descriptive statistics were presented as mean±standard deviation, percentages, and frequency distributions. The Chi-Square test was used for bivariate comparisons, and p<0.05 was considered as statistically significant. Results: The mean age of the nurses participating in the study was 28.8±5.93 years The majority (73%, n=54) stated that religious beliefs did not prohibit organ donation, and 98.6% (n=73) admitted that organ donation in Turkey was not enough. Of the participants, 68.9% (n=51) were ready to receive organ transplantation in case of need. Those who accepted to receive organs were also ready to donate. Conclusion: Despite the relatively positive attitudes towards organ donation, action on getting donation cards is lacking, which suggests more vigorous actions concerning donation campaigns and educations is needed.


Knowledge and Attitudes of Intensive Care Nurses on Organ Donation. EJMO. 2018; 2(4): 238-242

Corresponding Author: Ali Gumus

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