Knowledge about donation and transplantation in the health team
Maria Del Carmen Bacque1, Sabrina S. Fioretti1, Estefanía E. Cambres1, Melina M. Campora1, Yamila Y. Grasso1, Gabriel G. Hansen1, Lucía L. Llamosas Camba1, Noelia N. Mascia1, Agustina A. Robledo1, Rodrigo R. Scaravonati1, Daniel D. Semechenko1, Carolina C. Toricella1, Silvana S. Virgona1.
1Transplant, U.S.A.L, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Introduction: One of the main causes of the deficit of organs for transplantation is misinformation. A survey carried out by 5th year students of the USAL medical career to health professionals was presented, to evaluate the knowledge about donation and generated proposals to improve the problem.
Method: Closed survey conducted in the field in eight (8) hospitals in CABA and one(1) in BA; The interviewers were 5th year students of the USAL medical career, students of the subject "Organ Transplantation".
Results: 85 surveys were analyzed, two were discarded because they had been completed by students. The total evaluated: n= 83. Male: 41 (49%) Female: 42 (51%). Profession: Nurses: 9 Doctors: 74 (urgency 45%, clinic 36%, Surgery 5% no record 14%).
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Conclusions: Health personnel, mostly doctors. are unaware of organ donation, it is aggravated because hospitals are constituted in the natural environment to inform the general public. The need to find a stable link between the medical community and society is imminent, in order to improve communication with the family and improve the number of donors.
Proposal: Education is the main strategy to improve the donation problem. It should be included in the undergraduate and graduate medicine curricula to increase knowledge on the subject and encourage an altruistic attitude such as giving life to another person. Initial education should also include this topic, to raise awareness about donation in the community.
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