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M5A1: Critical Analysis of “Spirituality as a Predictive Factor for Signing an Organ Donor Card” a Quantitative Research Study NUR 430 Excelsior College Abstract This paper is a critical analysis of the article “Spirituality as a Predictive Factor for Signing an Organ Donor Card”. The research was preformed by Anat Peles Bortz, RN, PhD, Tamar Ashkenazi, RN,PhD, and Semyon Melnikov, RN, PhD. The research was accepted for publication in 2014. The research was presented at the 25th International Nursing Research Congress Symposium in 2014 in Hong Kong. The research appears in Sigma Theta Tau International, Journal of Nursing Scholarship 2015. The research looked at two groups of people in Israel, those who signed an organ donor card…show more content…
The authors then proceed to outline their study purpose, research design, methods of data collection and analysis, their findings, conclusions, and clinical relevance of their quantitative study. The authors state the study was conducted “To examine differences in spirituality, purpose in life, and attitudes toward organ donation between people who signed and those who did not sign an organ donor card” (p.25). Overview Numerous studies have been conducted on various aspects of organ donor procurement; however, there are limited studies that link a person’s spirituality, degree of purpose in life, or their attitude toward organ donation to their tendency to sign an organ donor card. Bortz et al (2015), conducted quantitative research to “To examine differences in spirituality, purpose in life, and attitudes toward organ donation between people who signed and those who did not sign an organ donor card (SODC)” (p.25). The authors note that in the Western world posthumous organ donation is “entirely dependent on the willingness of individuals to donate organs after their death” (Bortz et al, 2015, p. 25). “In Israel, organ donation from deceased donors is made following the determination of donor brain death, after which the family is required to make a decision about whether to donate the deceased family member’s organs” (Bortz et al, 2015, p.25). In Israel if the deceased has signed a

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