Conversation about the child as a donor takes a look behind the scenes at the procedures surrounding organ of tissue donation by children. It is intended at an informative reference book, but it also offers practical tools for professionals.
This book is also about the numerous issues that precede and/or follow actually asking parents to consent to donation. To avoid any misunderstanding, the purpose of this book is not to increase the number of donors. It seeks only to improve the quality of the care and decision making that is inextricably connected to donation by and for children.
The book also describes cases and quotes parents who participated in the research that formed part of the foundation fot this book.
Dr. Marion Siebelink, after many years working as a nurse in a paediatric intensive care unit and as donor coordinator, earned her PhD with her thesis The child as donor. She now works at the UMCG (Groningen University Medical Centre) as a member of the Groningen Transplant Centre and as a researcher.
Prof. Harry van de Wiel is Professor of Health Psychology at the RUG (University of Groningen) and head of the Expertise Centre for Communication, Leadership Development, Assessment and Cooperation at the UMCG.
Floor van de Wiel, Msc. is a mobility scientist and sports psychologist and also employed as (web) editor for the Ahmas Foundation in Groningen.