The development of an education program for live kidney donor in Newfoundland and Labrador

Baldwin, Daisy D. (2017) The development of an education program for live kidney donor in Newfoundland and Labrador. Practicum Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Background: Chronic Kidney Disease is on the rise worldwide. With the growing number of patients choosing transplant as a renal replacement therapy option, the need for a kidney donor is significantly higher than the number of transplants being performed. Newfoundland and Labrador has less live kidney transplants occur when compared to other Atlantic Provinces. It is unpredictable when a deceased donor kidney will become available, and there are not enough live kidney donors coming forward. Therefore, it is imperative to spread awareness and educate others on live kidney donation. Purpose: The purpose of this practicum project was to develop an education program on live kidney donation for potential donors and healthcare professionals in Newfoundland and Labrador. An education program can increase knowledge on the live kidney donation purpose, options, and process. Methods: An informal needs assessment, integrated literature review, and consultations with key stakeholders were conducted prior to developing the project. An education program was then developed. Results: Based on the findings of the methods utilized an education program was created. There were two identified frameworks used to guide the program’s development: Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory and the Transtheoretical Model of Behavioral Change. The program consisted of an online learning module, an information session, a pamphlet for health professionals, and a pamphlet for patients. Conclusion: There was no implementation or evaluation component for this practicum project due to the time restraints of the course. However, a plan for future evaluation will be outlined.

Item Type: Report (Practicum Report)
Item ID: 12938
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-94).
Keywords: live kidney donation, transplant, integrated literature review, education program
Department(s): Nursing, Faculty of
Date: August 2017
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Kidneys -- Transplantation -- Newfoundland and Labrador; Organ donors -- Education -- Newfoundland and Labrador;
Medical Subject Heading: Kidney Transplantation -- Education -- Newfoundland and Labrador

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