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Vol 46, No 3 (2014 Jul-Aug)
Review articles
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Psychological principles in regard to the interview with the deceased donor’s family

Magdalena Trzcińska, Aleksandra Woderska, Zbigniew Włodarczyk
DOI: 10.5603/AIT.2014.0035
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Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2014;46(3):200-207.

open access

Vol 46, No 3 (2014 Jul-Aug)
Review articles
Submitted: 2014-07-29

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to present the most important rules of the interview process with the family of a patient who has been diagnosed with brain death. Based on data from the literature and their own clinical experience, the authors also describe the psychological mechanisms that make contact with the family of a potential donor particularly difficult. The paper also discusses successive stages in the process of building contact with the family from the perspective of the dual advocacy approach that, in the light of recent data from the literature, can significantly increase the likelihood of the family’s acceptance of organ donation, offering both the specific theoretical foundations as well as the strict principles in regard to the interview. The article contains practical suggestions for dealing with difficulties that can arise at all stages of contact with the family: making contact, providing information, providing information about brain death and talking with the family about organ donation from a deceased relative.

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to present the most important rules of the interview process with the family of a patient who has been diagnosed with brain death. Based on data from the literature and their own clinical experience, the authors also describe the psychological mechanisms that make contact with the family of a potential donor particularly difficult. The paper also discusses successive stages in the process of building contact with the family from the perspective of the dual advocacy approach that, in the light of recent data from the literature, can significantly increase the likelihood of the family’s acceptance of organ donation, offering both the specific theoretical foundations as well as the strict principles in regard to the interview. The article contains practical suggestions for dealing with difficulties that can arise at all stages of contact with the family: making contact, providing information, providing information about brain death and talking with the family about organ donation from a deceased relative.

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Keywords

family interview, organ donation, dual advocacy

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Title

Psychological principles in regard to the interview with the deceased donor’s family

Journal

Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy

Issue

Vol 46, No 3 (2014 Jul-Aug)

Pages

200-207

DOI

10.5603/AIT.2014.0035

Bibliographic record

Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2014;46(3):200-207.

Keywords

family interview
organ donation
dual advocacy

Authors

Magdalena Trzcińska
Aleksandra Woderska
Zbigniew Włodarczyk

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