Knowledge of the Concept of Brain Death in the British and Irish Population Resident in Southeast Spain
Transplantation proceedings 2011 Apr; 43(3): 692-4
The concept of brain death (BD) is not well understood among the general public, rendering it one of the main psychosocial barriers to favorable attitudes toward donation. Individuals from the British Isles are among the most important migratory groups in southeastern Spain. We sought to analyze the level of understanding of the concept of brain death among the British and Irish populations living in southeastern Spain, and to determine factors affecting their attitudes.
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Martínez-Alarcón, L; Ríos, A; Sánchez, J; Ramis, G; López-Navas, A; Ramírez, P; Parrilla, P (2010-10)Information provided by journalists is crucial to create a climate of social opinion. This is important in organ donation and transplantation (ODT), wherein the participation of the general public is essential to obtain organs.