Medical students’ education on organ donation and its evaluation during six consecutive years: results of a voluntary, anonymous educational intervention studyReportar como inadecuado




Medical students’ education on organ donation and its evaluation during six consecutive years: results of a voluntary, anonymous educational intervention study - Descarga este documento en PDF. Documentación en PDF para descargar gratis. Disponible también para leer online.

European Journal of Medical Research

, 20:23

First Online: 12 March 2015Received: 25 November 2014Accepted: 24 February 2015DOI: 10.1186-s40001-015-0116-6

Cite this article as: Radunz, S., Benkö, T., Stern, S. et al. Eur J Med Res 2015 20: 23. doi:10.1186-s40001-015-0116-6

Abstract

BackgroundOne of the main reasons for organ shortage is insufficient education on organ donation. Knowledgeable medical students could share the information with friends and families resulting in a positive attitude to organ donation of the general public.

MethodsDuring six consecutive years 2009 to 2014, we conducted a voluntary, anonymous educational intervention study on organ donation among fourth year medical students in the course of the main surgery lecture at the University of Essen, Germany.

ResultsQuestionnaires of 383 students were analyzed. Prior to the specific lecture on organ donation, 64% of the students carried a signed organ donor card with the intention to donate. Further information regarding organ donation was required by 37% of the students. The request for further information was statistically significantly higher among students without a donor card compared to organ donor card carriers P < 0.0001. After the lecture, the number of students requiring further information decreased statistically significantly to 19% P < 0.0001.

ConclusionsAlready a 45-minute lecture for fourth year medical students significantly decreases their request for further information on organ donation and improves their attitude to organ donation. Continued training on organ donation will help medical students to become disseminators for this important topic in our society.

KeywordsEducation Intervention study Medical students Organ donation Organ donor card Organ shortage  Download fulltext PDF



Autor: Sonia Radunz - Tamás Benkö - Sabrina Stern - Fuat H Saner - Andreas Paul - Gernot M Kaiser

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/







Documentos relacionados