International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018

A Descriptive Study to Assess the Level of Knowledge and Attitude towards Awareness of Organ Donation among Staff Nurses at Tertiary Care Hospital, Karad

Kalpana Jadhav [3] | Sunita Tata [12] | Simi Elsa Philip [10] | Mohini Jagtap [3]

Abstract: Introduction Donation is the giving of an organ and tissue to help someone that needs a transplant. Transplants can save or transform the life of a person. One organ and tissue donor can help transform the lives of more than 10 people. . Objective To assess the existing level of knowledge and attitude towards awareness of organ donation among staff nurses. Methodology Cross-sectional study was adopted to explore the knowledge nurses possess and the attitudes they hold regarding organ donation the sample consisted of 60 staff nurses of tertiary care hospital and samples were selected using convenient sampling technique. Result In Knowledge, majority of subject staff nurses 26 (43.3 %) have average range of knowledge, followed by 19 (31.6 %) of subjects have good knowledge and minority subjects 15 (25 %) have poor knowledge regarding. In Attitude, 40 (66.7 %) know about organ donation and 34 (56.7 %) support and promote organ donation. . Conclusion Nurses participating in the survey supported the idea of organ donation and would agree to donate promote organ donation. . It is also assumed that their attitudes toward donating their own organs will influence their readiness to participate in the cooperation process.

Keywords: organ donation, knowledge, attitude, Awareness, staff nurses

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018,

Pages: 1760 - 1764

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