Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
Print version ISSN 0080-6234
DALRI, Maria Barcelos; ROSSI, Lídia Aparecida and CARVALHO, Emilia Campos de. Ethical and legal aspects of the nursing records of organ donors for transplant. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 1999, vol.33, n.3, pp. 224-230. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62341999000300003.
The objective of this study was to verify the ethical and legal aspects concerning the documentation of nursing practice in the organ donor's records. The records of the 12 organ donors admitted in a Brazilian University Hospital, from January/1992 to august/1996 were analysed. The donor consent was reported by nurses in 16,7% of the records. Defects that preclude legal value for the charling such as missing date or signature, erasure were found in 91,7% of the records.
Keywords : Nursing records; Ethics; Tissue donors.