Settling Psychosocial Barriers in Living Donation. Jan Busschbach Psychologist [email protected] In cooperation with Willij Zuidema Jan IJzermans Willem Weimar Jan Passchier Leonieke Kranenburg Medard Hilhorst. Living donor transplantation: are the outcomes good enough?.
Reduces the waiting list
Increases craft survival
Are the outcomes good enough?
Should we pursue living donation?
Are the better outcomes worth the costs?
Are the outcomes more valuable than the cost to overcome the barriers
From a descriptive point of view…
The answer is might be no…
Living donation is not widely pursued
The effects do not outweighed the cost to overcome the barriers
* Kranenburg LW, Zuidema WC, Weimar W, Hilhorst MT, IJzermans JN, Passchier J, Busschbach JJ. Psychological barriers for living kidney donation: how to inform the potential donors? Transplantation. 2007 Oct 27;84(8):965-71
* Hilhorst MT, Kranenburg LW, Busschbach JJ. Should health care professionals encourage living kidney donation? Med Health Care Philos. 2007;10(1):81-90
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