Undergraduate nursing students' knowledge and attitudes towards organ donation in Korea: Implications for education.

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dc.contributor.author Kim, JR
dc.contributor.author Fisher, MJ
dc.contributor.author Elliott, D
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:33:21Z
dc.date.issued 2006-08
dc.identifier.citation Nurse education today, 2006, 26 (6), pp. 465 - 474
dc.identifier.issn 0260-6917
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/4402
dc.description.abstract Organ donation from brain dead patients is a contentious issue in Korea within the cultural context of Confucian beliefs. Each year thousands of patients wait for organ donation note poor donation rates and importance of nurses in identifying potential donors. It is therefore important to identify knowledge levels and attitudes towards organ donation from brain dead patients of nursing students as future health workers. Using a 38-item instrument previously developed by the researchers, 292 undergraduate students in a Korean nursing college were surveyed in 2003 in Korea (response rate 92%). Validity and reliability of the instrument was demonstrated using a multiple analytical approach. A lack of knowledge regarding diagnostic tests and co-morbid factors of brain death were noted among students. Their attitudes toward organ donation were somewhat mixed and ambiguous, but overall they were positive and willing to be a potential donor in the future. While this study identified that an effective educational program is necessary for nursing students in Korea to improve their knowledge of brain death and organ donation, further research is also required to verify these single-site findings and improve the generalisability of results.
dc.format Print-Electronic
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.nedt.2006.01.003
dc.title Undergraduate nursing students' knowledge and attitudes towards organ donation in Korea: Implications for education.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Nurse education today
dc.journal.volume 6
dc.journal.volume 26
dc.journal.number 6 en_US
dc.publocation Edinburgh, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 465 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 474 en_US
dc.cauo.name Clinical Nursing: Practices and Outcomes en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
dc.personcode 998241
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care) en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords Humans
dc.description.keywords Brain Death
dc.description.keywords Questionnaires
dc.description.keywords Factor Analysis, Statistical
dc.description.keywords Reward
dc.description.keywords Altruism
dc.description.keywords Comorbidity
dc.description.keywords Attitude of Health Personnel
dc.description.keywords Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
dc.description.keywords Nursing Education Research
dc.description.keywords Nursing Methodology Research
dc.description.keywords Tissue and Organ Procurement
dc.description.keywords Adult
dc.description.keywords Clinical Competence
dc.description.keywords Health Services Needs and Demand
dc.description.keywords Cultural Characteristics
dc.description.keywords Psychometrics
dc.description.keywords Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate
dc.description.keywords Educational Measurement
dc.description.keywords Students, Nursing
dc.description.keywords Korea
dc.description.keywords Female
dc.description.keywords Confucianism
dc.description.keywords Male
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)
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