Background - Live transplantation presents many stressors for donors and recipients, yet a holistic understanding of the process, from both perspectives, is limited. Gift exchange is a theory governed by the principles of giving, receiving and reciprocating and has many similarities with the process of organ transplantation. It may therefore provide a framework for understanding donor and recipient experiences of live kidney transplantation. However, the relevance of this theory to live kidney transplantation has not previously been properly explored.
|Pages (from-to)||1607 - 1617|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||International Journal of Nursing Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Mar 2008|
- gift exchange
- live kidney transplantation
- organ donation