Organ Donation, Discrimination After Death, Anti-Vaccination Sentiments, and Tuberculosis Management
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry (2012) 9:125–133
Posted: 22 Oct 2018
Date Written: October 18, 2018
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 provides an accessible resource for anyone interested in a wide range of recent developments regarding organ donation policy in the United Kingdom, along with substantial amounts of information of use and relevance to an international audience.
Keywords: organ donation, discrimination after death, anti-vacination sentiments, tuberculosis management
JEL Classification: K00, K30, K32, K39
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