Attitudes to cadaveric organ donation in Irish preclinical medical students.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/198707
Title:
Attitudes to cadaveric organ donation in Irish preclinical medical students.
Authors:
Cahill, Kevin C; Ettarh, Rajunor R
Affiliation:
Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland. cahillkev@hotmail.com
Citation:
Attitudes to cadaveric organ donation in Irish preclinical medical students., 4 (4):195-9 Anat Sci Educ
Journal:
Anatomical sciences education
Issue Date:
Jun-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/198707
DOI:
10.1002/ase.236
PubMed ID:
21656917
Abstract:
There is a worldwide shortage of organs for transplantation. It has been shown that the attitude of healthcare professionals can improve the rates of organ donation, and that educational programs aimed at improving both attitudes and knowledge base of professionals can have positive outcomes. Although there has been research carried out on this topic, there has been none in Ireland. Anatomy dissection can be a stressor to medical students-we investigate the attitudes of Irish students to organ donation and how they change with exposure to anatomy dissection. A questionnaire was administered to first year students in the School of Medicine in University College Dublin, Ireland, three times over a nine-week period at the commencement of classes in an academic year. The attitudes of the students were positive throughout regarding organ donation by a stranger, a family member, or themselves. There was, however, a significant decrease in support for the donation of a family member's organs in a minority of students. Irish students' attitudes to postmortem organ donation are positive and are not changed by exposure to the dissecting room. There is support for the donation of organs, and willingness among students to donate their own organs and support donation by family members.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Anatomy; Attitude; Cadaver; Dissection; Education, Medical, Undergraduate; Humans; Students, Medical; Tissue and Organ Procurement
ISSN:
1935-9780

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCahill, Kevin Cen
dc.contributor.authorEttarh, Rajunor Ren
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-22T15:12:07Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-22T15:12:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-06-
dc.identifier.citationAttitudes to cadaveric organ donation in Irish preclinical medical students., 4 (4):195-9 Anat Sci Educen
dc.identifier.issn1935-9780-
dc.identifier.pmid21656917-
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/ase.236-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/198707-
dc.description.abstractThere is a worldwide shortage of organs for transplantation. It has been shown that the attitude of healthcare professionals can improve the rates of organ donation, and that educational programs aimed at improving both attitudes and knowledge base of professionals can have positive outcomes. Although there has been research carried out on this topic, there has been none in Ireland. Anatomy dissection can be a stressor to medical students-we investigate the attitudes of Irish students to organ donation and how they change with exposure to anatomy dissection. A questionnaire was administered to first year students in the School of Medicine in University College Dublin, Ireland, three times over a nine-week period at the commencement of classes in an academic year. The attitudes of the students were positive throughout regarding organ donation by a stranger, a family member, or themselves. There was, however, a significant decrease in support for the donation of a family member's organs in a minority of students. Irish students' attitudes to postmortem organ donation are positive and are not changed by exposure to the dissecting room. There is support for the donation of organs, and willingness among students to donate their own organs and support donation by family members.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAnatomy-
dc.subject.meshAttitude-
dc.subject.meshCadaver-
dc.subject.meshDissection-
dc.subject.meshEducation, Medical, Undergraduate-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshStudents, Medical-
dc.subject.meshTissue and Organ Procurement-
dc.titleAttitudes to cadaveric organ donation in Irish preclinical medical students.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentConway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland. cahillkev@hotmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalAnatomical sciences educationen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

Related articles on PubMed

All Items in Lenus, The Irish Health Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.