The End-Stage Renal Disease Program: Basis for the Army Organ Transplant Program
Master's thesis, Jul 1985-Jul 1986
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
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This study was conducted to determine the Army Medical Corps attitudes, knowledge, and extent of participation in the Army Organ Transplantation Program. Interviews with personnel assigned to organ recovery agencies and a survey of Army Medical Corps officers were used to measure knowledge and attitudes about the Army Organ Transplantation Program. Results showed Army Medical Corps officers attitudes reflected the values of the society. They believed in freedom of choice on the part of the organ donor and did not want a public policy of presumed consent. The physicians samples indicated a need for education both in clinical knowledge and awareness of support agencies to assist in the organ procurement process. Keywords Health care, Organ transplant program, Attitudes psychology.
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