Title

Development of a Donor Driven Assessment Protocol in Western Australia Based on Experiences of Living Renal Donors

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Nursing, Midwifery and Postgrad Medicine

RAS ID

5116

Comments

This article was originally published as: Williams, A. , Broderick, D. , O'Driscoll, C., Elmes, R., Luxton, G., Mitchell, A., Kristjanson, L. , Colefax, L., Dawson, S., & Delrivieve, L. (2007). Development of a Donor Driven Assessment Protocol in Western Australia Based on Experiences of Living Renal Donors. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 34(1), 66-70. Original article available here

Abstract

A new protocol for the selection and work-up of living renal donors has been developed in response to recent findings from a grounded theory study that explored the experiences of 18 donors in Western Australia. This protocol is designed to enhance the feelings of personal control by the donor over participation in the process and the potential outcome. It includes the coordination of the work-up process by a Clinical Nurse Consultant.