Alison K. Crombie is a visiting Reader at South Bank University and Associate Director of Education at Barking, Havering and Redbridge Trust. Her Ph.D. from Brunel University focused on the social and cultural issues of living donation from the perspective of biomedical colleagues and individual donors and recipients. Alison has published on several related aspects of donation and transplantation.
Patricia M. Franklin is the Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist and Psychologist in Transplantation at the Oxford Transplant Centre. She currently leads the transplant specialist nursing team responsible for assessing, coordinating and evaluating the live donor programme. She has recently undergone training as an Independent Assessor for living donations with the new Human Tissue Authority.
Delyth Hughes is an experienced palliative care nurse currently working as a ward manager at St Raphael's Hospice. Her research interests concern organ and tissue donation within the palliative care setting. Her postgraduate research, M.Sc. in Advanced Clinical Practice, explored the knowledge and attitudes of palliative care patients towards organ and tissue donation.
Bridie Kent, Ph.D., is the Director of Clinical Nursing Research at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is a registered nurse and experienced educator. Her research focuses on end-of-life issues, especially decisions relating to organ and tissue donation and evidence-based practice. Her work on professionals' attitudes to tissue donation is recognized internationally.
Tracy Long is a Senior Research Fellow at University of Southampton. A chartered health psychologist she worked as transplant psychologist, at the world-renowned Harefield Hospital. Her Ph.D. is exploring the development of the diagnosis of death, based on neurological criteria, and how brainstem death is perceived, understood and synthesized by family members approached about organ donation.
Jill Macleod Clark, Ph.D., DBE, is Professor of Nursing and Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Southampton, and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences. Dame Jill has an
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Publication information: Book title: Organ and Tissue Donation: An Evidence Base for Practice. Contributors: Magi Sque - Editor, Sheila Payne - Editor. Publisher: Open University Press. Place of publication: Maidenhead, England. Publication year: 2007. Page number: ix.
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