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dc.contributor.authorGalasinski, Dariusz
dc.contributor.authorSque, Magi
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', Sociology of Health and Illness, 38 pp.1350–1363. doi:10.1111/1467-9566.12478
dc.identifier.issn0141-9889
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.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
dc.relation.urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1467-9566.12478
dc.subjectorgan donation
dc.subjectdiscourse analysis
dc.subjectagency
dc.titleOrgan donation agency: A discourse analysis of correspondence between donor and organ recipient families
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalSociology of Health and Illness
dc.date.accepted2016-04-28
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhampton
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUoW210716DG
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-09-06
dc.source.volume38
dc.source.issue8
dc.source.beginpage1350
dc.source.endpage1363
refterms.dateFCD2018-10-18T15:44:38Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2019-05-01T10:13:30Z
html.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.


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