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Barriers and facilitators to eye donation in hospice and palliative care settings - A scoping review

Barriers and facilitators to eye donation in hospice and palliative care settings - A scoping review
Barriers and facilitators to eye donation in hospice and palliative care settings - A scoping review
Background: The need for eye tissue for use in sight saving and sight restoring surgery is a global issue. Approximately 53% of the world's population has no access to interventions such as corneal transplantation. Low levels of eye tissue impact on service providers such as National Health Service Blood and Transplant who aim to achieve a weekly stock of 350 eyes but do not meet this target. Aim: Patients who die in hospice and palliative care settings could be potential donors; therefore the aim of this systematic scoping review was to identify the potential for eye donation and barriers toward it from these clinical contexts. Design: A scoping review following the Joanna Briggs scoping review methodology was applied to search the global literature. Results: 13 articles from the global literature were retrieved. Evidence indicate that 542 patients could potentially have donated their eyes. Key barriers to increasing eye donation include the reluctance of healthcare professionals to raise the option of eye donation and the evidenced lack of awareness of patients and family members about donation options and eligibility. This review also indicates a lack of clinical guidance drawn from high-quality evidence proposing interventions that could inform clinical practice and service development. Conclusion: The scoping review presented here provides an up-to-date view of the current potential for, perceptions toward, and practice underpinning offering the option of eye donation to dying patients and their family members in hospice and palliative care context.
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Madi-Segwagwe, Banyana, Bracher, Michael, Myall, Michelle and Long-Sutehall, Tracy (2021) Barriers and facilitators to eye donation in hospice and palliative care settings - A scoping review. Palliative Medicine Reports, 2 (1), 175-187. (doi:10.1089/pmr.2021.0017).

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Background: The need for eye tissue for use in sight saving and sight restoring surgery is a global issue. Approximately 53% of the world's population has no access to interventions such as corneal transplantation. Low levels of eye tissue impact on service providers such as National Health Service Blood and Transplant who aim to achieve a weekly stock of 350 eyes but do not meet this target. Aim: Patients who die in hospice and palliative care settings could be potential donors; therefore the aim of this systematic scoping review was to identify the potential for eye donation and barriers toward it from these clinical contexts. Design: A scoping review following the Joanna Briggs scoping review methodology was applied to search the global literature. Results: 13 articles from the global literature were retrieved. Evidence indicate that 542 patients could potentially have donated their eyes. Key barriers to increasing eye donation include the reluctance of healthcare professionals to raise the option of eye donation and the evidenced lack of awareness of patients and family members about donation options and eligibility. This review also indicates a lack of clinical guidance drawn from high-quality evidence proposing interventions that could inform clinical practice and service development. Conclusion: The scoping review presented here provides an up-to-date view of the current potential for, perceptions toward, and practice underpinning offering the option of eye donation to dying patients and their family members in hospice and palliative care context.

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Accepted/In Press date: 20 May 2021
e-pub ahead of print date: 16 June 2021

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Local EPrints ID: 449476
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/449476
ISSN: 2689-2820
PURE UUID: 009dfddc-7cc8-428a-8996-509833fb3cd3
ORCID for Michael Bracher: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5861-2657
ORCID for Michelle Myall: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8733-7412
ORCID for Tracy Long-Sutehall: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6661-9215

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Date deposited: 02 Jun 2021 16:34
Last modified: 22 Nov 2021 08:19

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