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dc.contributor.authorMcGregor, Lesley Men_UK
dc.contributor.authorSwanson, Vivienen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHayes, Peter Cen_UK
dc.contributor.authorForsythe, John Ren_UK
dc.contributor.authorO'Carroll, Ronanen_UK
dc.description.abstractIn April 2006, the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit became the first NHS transplant unit in the UK to offer adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT). However, within the first 21 months of its availability, no patients on the transplant waiting list had pursued this treatment option. A qualitative interview study was devised to elicit the views of patients and their families with regards to LDLT. Interviews were conducted with 21 patients and 20 potential donors. The main reason why recipients did not pursue LDLT was their perception of risk to their donor. The anticipated feelings of guilt if the donor was harmed, resulted in LDLT being rejected. However, despite this many recipients would possibly consider LDLT as a “last option”. For donors, considering becoming a donor was an automatic response, driven by their need to help their loved one survive. However, consideration of the effects of donating upon their own immediate family often superseded their wish to donate. Whilst donors need to be given time to consider the implications of LDLT upon their own lives, it is essential that recipients understand that LDLT cannot be a last option, in order to allow them to reconsider their options realistically.en_UK
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_UK
dc.relationMcGregor LM, Swanson V, Hayes PC, Forsythe JR & O'Carroll R (2010) Considering adult living donor liver transplantation: a qualitative study of patients and their potential donors. Psychology and Health, 25 (6), pp. 751-766.
dc.rightsPublished in Psychology & Health by Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Psychology & Health. Psychology & Health is available online at: http://www.informaworld.comen_UK
dc.subjectliving donorsen_UK
dc.subjectliver transplantationen_UK
dc.subjectqualitative researchen_UK
dc.subjecttransplant recipientsen_UK
dc.subjectDonation of organs, tissues, etc.en_UK
dc.subjectOrgan donorsen_UK
dc.subjectLiver transplantationen_UK
dc.subjectTransplantation of organs, tissues, etc.en_UK
dc.subjectOrgan donors Scotlanden_UK
dc.titleConsidering adult living donor liver transplantation: a qualitative study of patients and their potential donorsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[STORRE_manuscript.pdf] Publisher conditions require an 18 month embargo.en_UK
dc.citation.jtitlePsychology and Healthen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationRoyal Infirmary of Edinburghen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationRoyal Infirmary of Edinburghen_UK
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