Chapter 16 : Allocation of Resources: Scarcity and Triage

Section 5. Case Study

 

Karen Gardner

Case Title: Presumed consent bill

Case Description: A bill proposed by Tom Watson to promote parliamentary debate on organ donation by means of a Ten Minute Rule Bill, ?The organ donation (presumed consent and safeguards) Bill?.

Describing Case:

http://web.bma.org.uk/pressrel.nsf/d1ad13390a27906d802569540054985c/3a0874eacaeed00480256b7d003b5535?OpenDocument

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/england/newsid_1877000/1877800.stm

http://www.guardian.co.uk/medicine/story/0,11381,669313,00.html

http://organtx.org/consent.htm

http://www.paultyler.libdems.org/press/020313organ.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_389000/389043.stm

Ethical viewpoints:

http://www.unos.org/Resources/bioethics_whitepapers_presumedconsent.htm

http://www.etiskraad.dk/publikationer/orgdon_eng/ren.htm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_388000/388260.stm

http://net.unl.edu/newsFeat/med_eth/me_xeno6.html

 

 

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