Korean J Adult Nurs.  2016 Aug;28(4):355-366. 10.7475/kjan.2016.28.4.355.

Operation Room Nurses' Ethical Value regarding Their Attitude and Meaning of Life about Organ Transplantation in Brain Death

  • 1Graduate School, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. mykim0808@ewha.ac.kr


The purpose of study was to describe operation room nurses' ethical values in relationship to the attitude and meaning of life toward organ transplantation in brain death.
This study used a descriptive correlational survey design. Participants were 174 nurses who had attended to organ transplantation surgery in brain death more than once. Data were collected from September 1 to 11, 2015 and were analyzed using independent t-test, ANOVA, Scheffé test, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and hierarchical multiple regression with SPSS 22.0.
Educational level, attitude on organ transplantation in brain death, and meaning of life were significant variables predicting the level of nursing ethical value, accounting for 82.6% of the variability.
Continued education and self-development programs should be encouraged for operating room nurses to establish professional nursing ethics as well as positive meaning of life and attitude toward the organ transplantation in brain death.

MeSH Terms

Brain Death*
Ethics, Nursing
Operating Rooms
Organ Transplantation*

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