TRIO to enlist Primary Care Physicians in promoting organ donor
To read that story and the report details, click on Primary Care Physicians' Attitudes and Practices Regarding Discussing Organ Donation With Their Patients
Key study findings included:
- The majority of physicians supported organ donation (97%).
- Few primary care physicians had received training on organ donation (17%), and their knowledge of the subject was limited.
- Only five percent of physicians reported having donor cards available. Only 11 percent reported having donation information available in their practice.
- Primary care physicians who were knowledgeable about donation and who regularly discussed end-of-life care with their patients were more likely to discuss donation.
The findings indicate that efforts to increase organ donation in the
general population should focus on educating primary care providers
about donation and improving communication between providers and
patients. This is what TRIO hopes to directly address through its
network of members and coalition of sister groups.
What is your role in this?
Stay tuned for more details as this campaign develops. Each TRIO chapte will be rolling out information and calls to action for its members and community as part of the plan.
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