Hi, need to submit a 250 words paper on the topic Transplant. Q Ans. Living nephrectomy for transplantation does not advantage the donor beyond increasing their self-esteem. The socioeconomic advantages andthe recipient’s increase quality of life justifies the theoretical risk to the donor. The Ethical Council of the Transplantation Society emphasizes on the prevention of commercialism for ethical as well as for medical reasons. Financial incentives or rewarded gifting to compensate the donation is not advisable (Bruzzone et al., 2005).
The advantage is that it provides adequate proof that the donor wants to donate the organs which is important to convince the relatives. The disadvantage is that it causes people to think about donating organs without inherently wanting so. Also, ‘Youre also giving up your right to informed consent. Doctors dont have to tell you or your relatives what they will do to your body during an organ harvest operation because youll be dead, with no legal rights” (Teresi, 2012).
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The main factor that causes this discrepancy is the unwillingness to donate the organ in the relatives. Each year, at least 5000 medically transplantable organs are refused donation by the relatives in the US (Reeves et al., 2004). Other factors may include diseased or infections organs in the donors, and religious and cultural stance on donation.
Q. 4: Ans.
A professional nurse plays a very important role of advocate and educator in organ donation. Professional nurses facilitate organ donation process by convincing the donors and their relatives of the safety of operation. Their role as psychological counselors of the donors and their relatives is also very important.
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Reeves, R. R., Agin, W. S., Rose, E. S., Reynolds, M. D., Beazley, A. R., and Douglas, S. P.
(2004). When Is an Organ Donor Not an Organ Donor? South Medical Journal. 97(12). Retrieved from http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/497908_3.
Teresi, D. (2012, April 4). What You Lose When You Sign That Donor Card. The Wall Street
Journal. Retrieved from http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052970204603004577269910906351598.