A talk by Adriana Baban (Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine).
More than 500 patients in need of an organ died in Romania in 2017, and more than 5,000 patients are on a waiting list for a transplant. With one of the lowest donation rates in Europe, Romania is facing a crisis of organ donors, which has caused the number of transplants to decrease from several hundred in the past years to several dozen at present. Based on several quantitative and qualitative studies designed to explore the reasons behind this critical situation, this lecture offers an overview of the results collected from population and university student samples, patient groups, mass-media and document analysis. Findings highlight the role of individual, cultural, and systemic factors that undermine a positive organ donation attitude and practice.
Adriana Baban is Professor of Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine at the Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. A consistent focus of her research is women’s reproductive health, vaccine hesitancy, adverse experiences, and the relation between abuse and trauma to risk factors for health. Prof. Baban is on the board of several international professional organizations and has been a consultant for UNICEF, WHO, the European Centre for Disease Control, and other international organizations. She has published more than 160 studies in international and national journals and collective volumes, and has directed numerous international and national research projects on health topics. In 2014 she was named a Fellow of the European Society of Health Psychology for her outstanding contributions to the development of Health Psychology in Europe.
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