Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorMcGregor, Lesley Men_UK
dc.contributor.authorDickson, Adeleen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFlowers, Paulen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHayes, Peter Cen_UK
dc.contributor.authorO'Carroll, Ronanen_UK
dc.description.abstractObjectives: Adult-to-adult living liver donation (LLD) is a controversial procedure due to the risk to the healthy donor. The decision to proceed with LLD is an important, yet under-researched area. This study aims to explore the decision-making process of the donor and recipient independently, and within the donor-recipient dyad. Design: A longitudinal, qualitative analysis of the LLD decision from the perspective of a LLD donor-recipient dyad. Methods: In-depth interviews were conducted with the donor and recipient separately on three occasions: pre LLD, six weeks post and six months post LLD. Transcripts were subject to interpretative phenomenological analysis. Results: During the pre-LLD interviews, a series of intra- and interpersonal negotiations were reported as both the donor and recipient grappled to make a decision about LLD. Following the decision, the focus then centred on the consequences of the decision and making sense of unanticipated outcomes. By six months post LLD, both were able to reflect on adapting to the changes their decision had ultimately caused. Conclusions: This case study offers a unique insight into the risk assessment and decision-making demands of LLD and the results can help support future LLD candidates.en_UK
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_UK
dc.relationMcGregor LM, Dickson A, Flowers P, Hayes PC & O'Carroll R (2014) Reclaiming their lives: The decision-making process in living liver donation - An interpretative phenomenological case study analysis of one couple. Psychology and Health, 29 (12), pp. 1373-1387.
dc.rights© 2014 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis This is an Open Access article. Non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly attributed, cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way, is permitted. The moral rights of the named author(s) have been asserted. Permission is granted subject to the terms of the License under which the work was published. Please check the License conditions for the work which you wish to reuse. Full and appropriate attribution must be given. This permission does not cover any third party copyrighted material which may appear in the work requested.en_UK
dc.subjectliving liver donationen_UK
dc.subjectinterpretative phenomenological analysisen_UK
dc.subjectcase studyen_UK
dc.titleReclaiming their lives: The decision-making process in living liver donation - An interpretative phenomenological case study analysis of one coupleen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitlePsychology and Healthen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationEdinburgh Napier Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationGlasgow Caledonian Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationRoyal Infirmary of Edinburghen_UK
dc.description.refREF Compliant by Deposit in Stirling's Repositoryen_UK
Appears in Collections:Psychology Journal Articles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Psychology and Health 2014.pdfFulltext - Published Version197.45 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.