Organ donation agency: A discourse analysis of correspondence between donor and organ recipient families

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/617320
Title:
Organ donation agency: A discourse analysis of correspondence between donor and organ recipient families
Authors:
Galasinski, Dariusz; Sque, Magi
Abstract:
Studies about the psychosocial issues concerning organ donation and transplantation tend to focus on the experiences of donor or recipient families. Little is therefore known about the part played by correspondence exchanged between these two groups; in particular how they perceive the agency of organ donation. This is the first analysis to address the representation of the act of donation from the viewpoint of both donor and recipient families through interrogation of archived correspondence data, using linguistic techniques. The data was drawn from a collection of letters, from four USA Organ Procurement Organisations, exchanged between donor and transplant recipient families. Donor families consistently linguistically ascribed agency and accountability for donation to the person who died, the donor. For the recipient families, on the other hand, the ‘giver’ was mainly implied, ambiguous or ascribed to the donor family.
Citation:
Galasiński, D. and Sque, M. (2016), Organ donation agency: A discourse analysis of correspondence between donor and organ recipient families. Sociol Health Illn, 38: 1350–1363. doi:10.1111/1467-9566.12478
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Sociology of Health and Illness
Issue Date:
6-Sep-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/617320
DOI:
10.1111/1467-9566.12478
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0141-9889
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGalasinski, Dariuszen
dc.contributor.authorSque, Magien
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-21T11:10:30Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-21T11:10:30Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-06-
dc.identifier.citationGalasiński, D. and Sque, M. (2016), Organ donation agency: A discourse analysis of correspondence between donor and organ recipient families. Sociol Health Illn, 38: 1350–1363. doi:10.1111/1467-9566.12478-
dc.identifier.issn0141-9889en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1467-9566.12478-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/617320-
dc.description.abstractStudies about the psychosocial issues concerning organ donation and transplantation tend to focus on the experiences of donor or recipient families. Little is therefore known about the part played by correspondence exchanged between these two groups; in particular how they perceive the agency of organ donation. This is the first analysis to address the representation of the act of donation from the viewpoint of both donor and recipient families through interrogation of archived correspondence data, using linguistic techniques. The data was drawn from a collection of letters, from four USA Organ Procurement Organisations, exchanged between donor and transplant recipient families. Donor families consistently linguistically ascribed agency and accountability for donation to the person who died, the donor. For the recipient families, on the other hand, the ‘giver’ was mainly implied, ambiguous or ascribed to the donor family.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectorgan donationen
dc.subjectdiscourse analysisen
dc.subjectagencyen
dc.titleOrgan donation agency: A discourse analysis of correspondence between donor and organ recipient familiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSociology of Health and Illnessen
dc.date.accepted2016-04-28-
rioxxterms.funderGeneral Nursing Council for England & Wales Trusten
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUoW210716DGen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-09-06en
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