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    "You have to die first": exploring the thoughts and feelings on organ donation of British women who have not signed up to be donors

    Nizza, Isabella and Britton, Heather P. and Smith, Jonathan A. (2016) "You have to die first": exploring the thoughts and feelings on organ donation of British women who have not signed up to be donors. Journal of Health Psychology 21 (5), pp. 650-660. ISSN 1359-1053.

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    Abstract

    Four White British women who had not signed up to be organ donors were interviewed in depth to investigate their feelings on organ donation. Transcripts were analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to reveal how the ability to detach from the body affects the acceptance of organ donation, how organ donation can trigger difficult thoughts and how the family can be used to explain not having signed up. The findings confirm previous empirical evidence but also offer original insight on the discrepancy between attitudes and behaviours, how fears can inhibit action and the importance of communicating organ donation wishes to family.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): attitudes, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, lived experience, organ donation, transplantation
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 08 May 2014 10:25
    Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 11:59
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/9698

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