L'assistenza psicologica nei trapianti d'organo

Translated title of the contribution: Psychological assistance in organ transplantations

Giorgio Lovera, Assunta Basile, Marina Bertolotti, Alberto Maria Comazzi, Carlo Alfredo Clerici, Marina Gandione, Mariantonietta Mazzoldi, Giampietro Rupolo, Alessandra Feltrin, Paola Ponton

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The aim of this report is introducing with a series of psychological, psychiatric and psychosocial problems, that can arise, at every point, in the procedure of organ transplantations. Different areas of intervention are considered: the assistance to the patients and their families during the pre-and post-operative periods; the evaluation of transplant recipients' quality of life; ethical and psychological problems of living kidney donation; psychosocial support to donors' families; the training of the intensive therapy units to entertain relationships with donors' relatives; the delicate psychological aspects of transplantation during childhood. The sense of awareness about these matters is growing in Italy too, and many initiatives of psychological and psychiatric help are being developed in collaboration with several transplantation centres.

Translated title of the contributionPsychological assistance in organ transplantations
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)225-246
Number of pages22
JournalAnnali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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