Marloes Witjes Organ donation in the Netherlands; how to improve donor identification and family consent
This thesis describes the most important bottlenecks in the organ donation process in the Netherlands and also possible ways to improve this process.read more
Marloes Witjes Organ donation in the Netherlands; how to improve donor identification and family consentThis thesis describes the most important bottlenecks in the organ donation process in the Netherlands and also possible ways to improve this process. One of the bottlenecks is the identification of potential organ donors in the emergency department. Therefore an approach was implemented in collaboration with the emergency department, department of Neurology and department of Intensive Care. This approach is arranged in such a way that there is more awareness for potential organ donors in the emergency department and that there is a better collaboration between the departments to refer organ donors to the intensive care. We showed that a large proportion of the organ donors are patients that are admitted from the emergency department to the ICU specifically for organ donation. It is important that the family of the potential organ donor receives adequate information about the donation process and have good understanding of brain death, early in the process.
Date, time and location PhD defense
- Date: 4 September 2019
- Time: 10.30 hrs
- Location: Radboud Universiteit, Academiezaal Aula, Comeniuslaan 2
Marloes Witjes (1990) graduated in 2014 from Radboud University Nijmegen (Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences). She carried out her doctoral research at the department of Intensive Care at the Radboud university medical center, within the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences (RIHS). Currently, Marloes is working as an advisor in the primary care at Steunpunt KOEL in Zwijndrecht.
- Promotor: Prof. J.G. van der Hoeven
- Co-promotors: W.F. Abdo PhD and N.E. Jansen PhD