Reclaiming their lives: the decision-making process in living liver donation - an interpretative phenomenological case study analysis of one couple

Lesley McGregor, Adele Dickson, Paul Flowers, Peter Hayes, Ronan O’Carroll

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Abstract

Adult-to-adult living liver donation (LLD) is a controversial procedure due to the risk to the healthy donor. The decision to proceed with LLD is an important, yet under-researched area. This study aims to explore the decision-making process of the donor and recipient independently, and within the donor-recipient dyad. The study design involved a longitudinal, qualitative analysis of the LLD decision from the perspective of a LLD donor-recipient dyad. In-depth interviews were conducted with the donor and recipient separately on three occasions: pre LLD, six weeks post and six months post LLD. Transcripts were subject to interpretative phenomenological analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
JournalPsychology and Health
Early online date7 Aug 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • decision-making
  • living liver donation
  • interpretative phenomenological analysis
  • case study

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