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Authors Peltier JW, D'Alessandro AM, Hsu M, Schibrowsky JA
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Journal Am. J. Transplant. Volume: 11 Issue: 3 Pages: 591-8
Publish Date 2011 Mar
PubMed ID 21299836

Using structural equation modeling, the direct and indirect impact of five variables on the support of donation after cardiac death from the perspective of health care professionals were investigated: knowledge, trust in the transplant team, whether patients are in a state of irreversibility, whether health care professionals participate in a patient’s death, and perceptions about the brain death versus cardiac death donation process. In total, 10/15 relationships posited in the model had significant pathways. The results provide insight into sequential communication strategies for generating support for donations after cardiac death. Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System