An exploration of the relationship between families of deceased organ donors and transplant recipients: A systematic review and qualitative synthesis

Sean Glenton Dicks, Holly Northam, Frank M.P. van Haren, Douglas P. Boer

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Following deceased organ donation and transplantation, the narratives of families of donors and organ recipients become connected. This is acknowledged when parties receive anonymous information from donation agencies and transplant centres, when they exchange correspondence or when they meet in person. This article reviews literature describing the experience from the points of view of donor families, recipients, and other stakeholders to explore the dynamic system that evolves around this relationship. Findings highlight a link between identity development and ongoing adjustment and will assist those supporting donor families and recipients to make decisions that fit meaningfully.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-25
Number of pages25
JournalHealth Psychology Open
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Jun 2018

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Tissue Donors
Transplants
Social Adjustment
Tissue and Organ Procurement
Organ Transplantation
Transplant Recipients

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