Family Approach


Approaching the families of potential organ donors: an audio-visual guide for hospital clinicians

Family Approach DVD Cover This is a practical guide for clinicians who are involved in approaching the families of potential organ donors. It complements the accompanying Best Practice Guide, and breaks the family approach into three key stages – planning, confirming understanding and acceptance of loss, and discussing donation. It suggests how the approach should be adjusted to suit particular circumstances, such as when the patient is on the NHS Organ Donor Register, and also provides specialist information on specific topics such as legal frameworks for consent and approaching families from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups.

Copies of the training DVD are available from your local specialist nurse for organ donation or regional Organ Donation Team office.

Family Discussion

The training DVD has four main sections. For further details of these sections, and to view / download material on the training DVD, click on the links below:

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