Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00004551
Title: To assess the knowledge of organ donation and embalming among medical college students: A questionnaire-based study
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: This study aims to assess the knowledge of organ donation and embalming among medical college students. Background: Organ donation can be considered as one of the greatest acts of humankind. Not all are blessed with perfectly healthy and functioning organs. Various factors such as genetic and birth defects, excessive medications, immunological factors, and systemic diseases may affect the functioning of vital organs. This, in turn, might threaten the very existence of that individual. Although there are a lot of advancements in the medical field, sometimes it becomes impossible to treat the defects in the organs. This strikes the need for organ transplantation and organ donation forms the basis for the same. Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional study that was conducted at Saveetha Medical College and Hospitals, Tamil Nadu. Medical college students of all years starting from the 1st year to interns were included in the study, whereas those students who were unwilling to participate in the study were excluded from the study. A self-administered questionnaire consisting 15 multiple-choice questions in English was developed and handed over to the students. Results: From the collected data, it was found that most of the medical college students irrespective of their year of study had inadequate knowledge of organ donation and embalming. Conclusion: With a steady rise in cases of organ failures, organ transplantation is a viable treatment option, but the shortage of organ donors poses a setback to this potential solution. It is, therefore, essential to give importance to organ donation and transplantation and this can be successfully done by incorporating these topics in their regular curriculum.

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    Sangeetha Shankar*, M. S. Thenmozhi

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    Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Sangeetha Shankar, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India .

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    Author:

    Sangeetha Shankar*, M. S. Thenmozhi

    Title:To assess the knowledge of organ donation and embalming among medical college students: A questionnaire-based study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (December [ Special Issue 2])
    Year:2019
    Page No: (194-198)
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    Methodology:Embalming, Medicine, Organ donation, Transplantation
    Research Materials:Medical students

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Embalming Medical students Medicine Organ donation Transplantation

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