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Does family disagreement affect donation decisions by next of kin?

Authors
  • Rodrigue, James R
  • Cornell, Danielle L
  • Howard, Richard J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Progress in transplantation (Aliso Viejo, Calif.)
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2008
Volume
18
Issue
3
Pages
179–184
Identifiers
PMID: 18831483
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Family disagreement occurred in one-third of donation approaches when other family members were present. Such disagreement is most likely to contribute to donation refusal when the deceased's donation intentions are unknown. Recognizing and assessing the nature of family disagreement may increase donation consent.

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