Organ Donation Challenges

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Recently, the rate of signing cadaveric organ donation in Hong Kong Chinese citizens is low, although the Hong Kong Government strives to promote organ donation in different ways. Promotion may not be effective because of the information is not wide and abundant enough to persuade citizens. This essay will first discuss the obstacles to organ donations in Hong Kong will be dealt with. Then, there is an assessment on the extent of the awareness level, knowledge of organ donation, psychological aspect to which patient education can possibly help remove the obstacles to organ donation in Hong Kong.

At first, there are obstacles in Hong Kong will be dealt with, which are the cultural aspect, psychological (religion) aspect and Educational level contributing to the knowledge of organ donation is less. However, patient education can be defined as the health information and instruction to help patients learn about specific or general medical topics (Medical Dictionary, 2009), which can possibly help remove these obstacles to organ donation in Hong Kong, such as the misunderstandings. For example, giving leaflets, teaching by medical professions, surfing the website made by the hospital authority, etc. Firstly, patient education can be effective to raise the awareness of Hong Kong citizens. It can emphasise
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Patient education is important and useful to help remove the obstacles to organ donation in Hong Kong. Although the traditional thinkings and some of the religions may against the cadaveric organ donation. However, by teaching from medical professionals, giving leaflets, surfing the website made by the hospital authority may remove the obstacles in citizens. Changing the psychological thinking into the change of physical which is signing the agreement. To increase the rate of signing cadaveric organ donation in Hong Kong Chinese
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