Title

An Exploration of the Experiences of Living Renal Donors Following Donation

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA)

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Nursing, Midwifery and Postgrad Medicine, WA Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care

RAS ID

9090

Comments

This article was originally published as: Williams, A. , Colefax, L., O'Driscoll, C., & Dawson, S. (2009). An exploration of the experiences of living renal donors following donation. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 36(4), 423-427. Original article available here

Abstract

The experiences of living renal donors in Western Australia were explored using the qualitative method of grounded theory. Data were collected through 18 tape-recorded interviews with donors. Two main categories were identified that related to the physical and psychological reactions that occurred following surgery. This study provides insights (both positive and negative) into the donation experience.