Investigating the Effect of the Organ Transplantation and Donation Education Given To Nursing Students

Siddika Ersoy


Objective: This study was carried out to investigate the effect of the education given to nursing students regarding organ transplantation and donation. Method: This study was carried out with second year students attending the health sciences faculty of a public university. The population of the study consisted of students attending the Internal Medicine Nursing course during the 2017-2018 academic year. Sample selection was not performed, and all the students who took this course were included into the study sample. The study was completed with 282 people. Results: The mean age of the students was 21.24 ± 13.04, and 72.4% were female. According to the pre-test results, it was found that 98.9% of the participants were not organ donors, with 30.2% of the students stating that their reason for not becoming donors was the fear of being killed/insecurity. There was a statistically significant difference in the level of knowledge and attitudes of the students about organ transplantation and donation before and after the education (p < 0.001), and it was determined that education increased their level of knowledge. Conclusion: Organ transplantation and organ donation are becoming a global issue due to the increase in chronic diseases. Appropriate curriculum changes in undergraduate education will ensure the training of healthcare professionals with sufficient knowledge and persuasiveness on this subject.

Keywords: Organ transplantation, organ donation, nursing, student, education

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/5-6-10

Full Text: PDF
Download the IISTE publication guideline!

To list your conference here. Please contact the administrator of this platform.

ISSN (online) 2422-8702