To address the psychological impact of the transplant on quality of life including physical, psychological, social and spiritual for the patient and caregiver and to discuss the nurse’s emotional labor of caring and compassion fatigue for such an intense vulnerable population.
Psychological transplant studies, peer review journals, and textbooks.
The psychological impact after an experience of a transplant can leave an indelible impression on the patient, caregiver and nurse.
Implications for Nursing Practice
Suggestions are made for assessment and management of various potential psychological issues for the three mentioned populations. With these issues being better understood, nurses can actively lessen psychological morbidity.