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.
- living liver donation
- interpretative phenomenological analysis
- case study
McGregor, L., Dickson, A., Flowers, P., Hayes, P., & O’Carroll, R. (2014). Reclaiming their lives: the decision-making process in living liver donation - an interpretative phenomenological case study analysis of one couple. Psychology and Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2014.940950