Objective: to know the nurses’ perception in the process of organ and tissue donation for transplants.
Methods: qualitative research with data collection performed through a semistructured interview with 16 nurses from a hospital. The data were submitted to Bardin content analysis.
Results: categories emerged after content analysis were as follows: Organ donation process: nurses’ experience; Nursing care for potential donors; Family approach; Main difficulties in the donation process.
Conclusion: the research demonstrated the real difficulties of the professionals during the donation process, such as lack of human resources, extensive protocols, and lack of awareness of the society to understand the donation process and the family approach.
Keywords: Transplantation of Organs; Obtaining Tissues and Organs; Nursing care.
from International Archives of Medicine