Organ donation after assisted suicide: : a potential solution to the organ scarcity problem
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 2561331
Author(s) Shaw, David
Author(s) at UniBasel Shaw, David
Year 2014
Title Organ donation after assisted suicide: : a potential solution to the organ scarcity problem
Journal Transplantation
Volume 98
Number 3
Pages / Article-Number 247-51
Keywords Organ donation, Assisted suicide, Ethics, Switzerland
Mesh terms Death; Humans; Suicide, Assisted; Switzerland; Tissue and Organ Procurement, ethics
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.
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISSN/ISBN 0041-1337
edoc-URL http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A6263127
Full Text on edoc Restricted
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1097/TP.0000000000000099
PubMed ID http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24825514
ISI-Number WOS:000340381100008
Document type (ISI) Editorial
 
   

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