The European Transplant Allied Healthcare Professionals (ETAHP) committee is the ESOT committee representing European nurses and allied healthcare professionals (AHPs) who wish to promote evidence-based transplant care in order to improve health and well-being of organ transplant candidates and recipients.
The mission of ETAHP is to connect nurses and AHPs in the field of organ transplantation in order to optimize Transplant Care Management.
Transplant Care Management focuses on all aspects that organ transplant candidates and recipients, as well as their significant others, have to face throughout the transplant process. By providing integrated person-centred care, nurses and AHPs are ideally suited for optimising Transplant Care Management and to guide organ transplant candidates and recipients through the process of recovery and adaptation. Transplant Care Management covers a range of aspects such as physical activity, nutritional status, emotional and social well-being, substance abuse, as well as aspects of self-management such as health promotion, symptom management and adherence to lifestyle adjustments.
Sharing experiences and increasing knowledge of these aspects will support nurses and AHPs in providing excellent care to organ transplant candidates and recipients.
ETAHP wishes to advance transplantation care management. Primary goals are:
- Addressing main concerns of organ transplant candidates and recipients through person-centered care
- Increasing awareness for lifestyle challenges and health promotion
- Increasing consensus in transplant management pre- and post-transplant care
- Promote the interprofessional collaboration between transplant team members by creating awareness of each other’s expertise