DOI: 10.1177/00302228231199882 ISSN:

The Relationship of Intensive Care Nurses' Attitudes Towards Organ Donation With Their Attitudes Towards Euthanasia and Moral Sensitivity

Seçil Erden Melikoğlu, Berna Köktürk Dalcalı, Semine Aydoğan
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Health (social science)

Determination of the relationship between nurses' attitudes towards issues, such as end-of-life care that is specific to intensive care, euthanasia, and organ donation and their moral sensitivity levels is one of the important points for working out ethical problems encountered in intensive care units and increasing the quality of care. This study was conducted to determine the relationship between the attitudes of intensive care nurses towards organ donation, euthanasia, and terminal patients and their moral sensitivity. The study was completed with 175 nurses who agreed to participate in the study. Informed consent of the participants was obtained. While nurses' attitudes towards euthanasia, death, and caring for the dying patient did not correlate with their moral sensitivities, their attitudes towards organ donation did.

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