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