Non-heart-beating organ donation: Issues and ethics for the critical care nurse.

@article{Deveaux2006NonheartbeatingOD,
  title={Non-heart-beating organ donation: Issues and ethics for the critical care nurse.},
  author={Theresa E Deveaux},
  journal={Journal of vascular nursing : official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={17-21}
}
Non-heart-beating organ donation is an important topic that continues to be misunderstood by many health care professionals. As organ transplantation has become an accepted mode of treatment for end-stage organ failure, the need for organs has increased. Non-heart-beating organ donation provides an option for families wishing to donate when their loved one does not meet brain death criteria. The author will review the history of organ donation, focusing on the process of non-heart-beating organ… CONTINUE READING

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