Title

Examining the Decision to Talk With Family About Organ Donation: Applying the Theory of Motivated Information Management

Document Type

Article

Comments

Published by Taylor & Francis in Communication Monographs Volume 73, Issue 2, pages 188-215.

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Publication Source

Communication Monographs

Abstract

Research on organ donation suggests a strong association between family discussions about the issue and final organ donor status. However, very few studies have examined the factors that influence individuals’ willingness to talk directly to their family about this topic or the impact of these discussions.