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dc.contributor.advisorWaring, Marilyn
dc.contributor.advisorGane, Ed
dc.contributor.authorWainwright, Bethli
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-14T00:03:52Z
dc.date.available2011-11-14T00:03:52Z
dc.date.copyright2011
dc.date.issued2011-11-14
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/2536
dc.description.abstractThis thesis reports on phenomenological research into the lived experience of liver transplant recipients in New Zealand in 17 qualitative interviews, and a qualitative survey of 49 liver transplant recipients across New Zealand. A new survey tool was developed for this work. A brief background to liver transplantation in New Zealand and internationally is provided. The perspectives of liver transplant recipients are then shown in relation to their experiences on becoming unwell, waiting for transplantation, in Intensive Care and the ward, and their way of coping with a donor liver from another human being. The thesis concludes with recommendations for immediate implementation by the New Zealand Liver Transplantation Unit. Appendices include survey responses on an Excel spread sheet and a database of references on liver transplantation to assist further research in this field.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_NZ
dc.subjectWell-beingen_NZ
dc.subjectOrgan transplantationen_NZ
dc.subjectEnd-stage liver diseaseen_NZ
dc.subjectImmunosuppressionen_NZ
dc.subjectCare giver supporten_NZ
dc.subjectAccepting a donor liveren_NZ
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen_NZ
dc.subjectQualitative researchen_NZ
dc.titleThe lived experience of liver transplant recipients in New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral Theses
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_NZ
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dc.date.updated2011-11-13T23:53:50Z


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