I'm sorry the author decided she was opposed to organ donation when she was a nursing student, but I hope that when she's had years of experience caring for patients facing death in various situations she'll change her mind.
I've been providing patient care for 36 years, the last 25 in an ICU. I've been involved with all types of deaths and donations. End-of-life decisions are never easy, but our job as nurses is to provide options, answer questions, and provide support to patients and families, no matter what they decide.
GAYLE B. STEARNS, RN, BSN