Year : 2000 | Volume
: 16 | Issue : 2 | Page : 98--105
Attitudes of health care professionals towards organ donation
Amalraj R Edwin, D Raja
Department of Epidemiology, The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, India
This study aims to assess the awareness and attitudes of health care professionals towards organ donation. 691 medical students participated in the study. There were 595 undergraduates, 65 interns and 31 postgraduate students.
The general consensus was that there is a need for organ donation. 75% of the participants were able to understand the concept of brain death. The definition of brain death was not known to 20%. None of the participants had complete knowledge as to who should authorize brain death as stated in the «DQ»Transplantation of Human Organs Bill«DQ». 20% emphasized the need for the presence of a neurologist/neurosurgeon, along with other qualified personnel, in a team to certify brain death. It was noticed that participants committed to organ donation encouraged their friends and relatives to donate their organs. They agreed that organ donation should be included in the medical curriculum.
The study reveals that there is a poor understanding of the concept of brain death and organ donation even among medical students. It was also observed that they were interested in knowing more about the subject of organ donation.
Amalraj R Edwin
Dept. of Epidemiology, The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, 40, Anna Salai, Guindy, Chennai - 600 032
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Edwin AR, Raja D. Attitudes of health care professionals towards organ donation.Indian J Urol 2000;16:98-105
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