Impact on Living Kidney Donors: QOL, Self-Image and Family Dynamics

Impact on Living Kidney Donors: QOL, Self-Image and Family Dynamics

Identification: nnj_so05A1
Issue: September-October 2005
Volume: Vol. 32, No. 5

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Goal: To increase understanding of the impact of living kidney donation on the donor.

Objectives:

  1. List the impacts on life and psychological well-being that need to be considered when discussing living organ donation with a possible donor.
  2. Describe the impact found in this study on donors participating in a living kidney donation.
  3. Summarize the suggestions made to ensure positive perceptions in living organ donors of their experience.


Acknowledgments: The author wishes to acknowledge Summa Health System Hospitals Foundation, Nursing Administration & Clinical Nursing Research Program, and Life Banc of Ohio.

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