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Organ donation after assisted suicide: : a potential solution to the organ scarcity problem

Shaw, David. (2014) Organ donation after assisted suicide: : a potential solution to the organ scarcity problem. Transplantation, 98 (3). pp. 247-251.

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Abstract

Switzerland has low deceased organ donation rates. It is also one of the few countries where assisted suicide is decriminalized in some circumstances. If organs donated by Swiss and foreign citizens assisted in committing suicide in Switzerland were used for transplantation, the country could achieve a surplus of organs. There are several practical problems and ethical and legal objections to this proposal, all of which can be overcome. Organ donation after planned death is a potential solution to the organ scarcity problem in any country that permits assisted dying.
Faculties and Departments:08 Cross-disciplinary Subjects > Ethik > Institut für Bio- und Medizinethik > Bio- und Medizinethik (Elger)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Ethik in der Medizin > Bio- und Medizinethik (Elger)
UniBasel Contributors:Shaw, David
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISSN:0041-1337
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Deposited On:07 Aug 2015 12:06

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