Which guideline a nurse should keep in mind when approaching a family to discuss organ or tissue donation?
A. The nurse may approach a family only with a physician s approval and written order. B. The requester need not believe in the benefits of organ donation but should support the process with a positive attitude. C. The requester may educate family members about brain death early in the organ donation process. D. The family has an opportunity to speak with an organ procurement coordinator.
The family has an opportunity to speak with an organ procurement coordinator.-rationale: the facility should offer the family an opportunity to speak with an organ procurement coordinator who is knowledgeable about organ donation and who should have exceptional interpersonal skills for dealing with grieving family members. physician support in the process is desirable but referral to the organ procurement organization does not require a physicians consent or written order. the requestor must believe in the benefits of organ donation and support the process with a positive attitude. the possibility of speaking with an organ procurement coordinator should be introduced only after the family has been made aware of the clients condition and prognosis. approaching a family member who believes theres still hope for recovery will likely result in a negative outcome.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: management of carecognitive level: analysisreference: taylor, c., et al. fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 995.