Organ Donation, Discrimination After Death, Anti-Vaccination Sentiments, and Tuberculosis Management
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The British Medical Association Reinvigorates Public Debates on U.K. Organ Donation Policy
The British Medical Association (BMA), Britain’s union and professional association for doctors and medical students, is well-positioned both to spark and contribute to important social and political debates. In a recently published and highly publicised report, it has sought to do so in relation to policies concerning organ transplantation (BMA 2012). Inevitably, much of the debate that this report prompted in the media focused on the ethically more controversial questions: For example, its publication has reignited discussions on “elective ventilation.” But the report, whilst presenting the BMA’s ethical stance on a wide range of practical and policy questions concerning organ donation, is far from a controversial or partisan polemic. Rather, it is written in the spirit of engaged, public discussion, with a view to developing a consensus, improving U.K. health care, and saving many lives. It pro
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Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Volume 9, Issue 2 , pp 125-133
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- 1. Research Fellow, Institute for Science, Ethics, and Innovation, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
- 2. National Practice Group Leader, Medical Law, Slater & Gordon; Adjunct Fellow, School of Law, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
- 3. School of Law, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
- 4. Centre for Health Governance Law and Ethics, Sydney Law School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
- 5. Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
- 6. Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
- 7. Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
- 8. McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- 9. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave, E3-49, Toronto, ON M4N, 3M5, Canada
- 10. Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide, North Tce Adelaide, South Australia, 5005, Australia