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ALMEIDA, Kely Cristina de et al. Organ donation and bioethics: building an interface. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2003, vol.56, n.1, pp.18-23. ISSN 0034-7167.

This study sought to identify the attitude of nursing undergraduate students concerning organ donation and their knowledge about the current law of organ donation. The last-year nursing undergraduate students from two Colleges in Goiânia (GO) were approached. 45 students answered a questionnaire. A model of content analysis and bioethical principles was used to analyze the answers. The "Maintenance of the life" reveal willingness of subjects to donate organs to help others to stay alive. The "Unreliability" of health professionals for removing organs is associated to the feeling of great vulnerability. There is "Non Information" concerning the legislation in force. These results allow concluding that the donation of organs among subjects cannot be configured as an autonomous action.

Keywords : bioethics; students of nursing; transplants.

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