Faith leaders united in their support for organ donation: findings from the UK Organ Donation Taskforce study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/224812
Title:
Faith leaders united in their support for organ donation: findings from the UK Organ Donation Taskforce study
Authors:
Randhawa, Gurch ( 0000-0002-2289-5859 ) ; Brocklehurst, Anna; Pateman, Ruth; Kinsella, Suzannah; Parry, Vivienne
Abstract:
This article reports the findings from the one-to-one interviews with the main UK faith and belief leaders, which were commissioned by the Organ Donation Taskforce. Interviews were arranged with the main faith and belief organizations within the UK and covered a range of issues related to organ donation. No faith or belief groups were against organ donation in principle. The interviewees stated that the majority opinion in their faith or belief group is to permit organ donation, with some actively supporting it. Interviewees were keen to stress that there is a broad spectrum of opinions on organ transplantation within each faith and belief group, and that consequently it is difficult to speak on behalf of an entire group. One complication mentioned by interviewees is that as organ transplantation is a relatively new medical procedure, there is no explicit reference to it in many original religious texts. Consequently positions on the receipt and donation of organs are based on interpretation. It was felt that a much greater level of engagement is needed, as organ donation is currently not a priority for many faith and belief groups.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Randhawa, G., et al (2010) 'Faith leaders united in their support for organ donation: findings from the UK Organ Donation Taskforce study' Transplant International 23 (2):140-6
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
Issue Date:
Feb-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/224812
DOI:
10.1111/j.1432-2277.2009.00952.x
PubMed ID:
19744287
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19744287; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1432-2277.2009.00952.x/abstract
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1432-2277
Appears in Collections:
IHR Institute for Health Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRandhawa, Gurchen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrocklehurst, Annaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPateman, Ruthen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKinsella, Suzannahen_GB
dc.contributor.authorParry, Vivienneen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-21T05:49:48Zen
dc.date.available2012-05-21T05:49:48Zen
dc.date.issued2010-02en
dc.identifier.citationRandhawa, G., et al (2010) 'Faith leaders united in their support for organ donation: findings from the UK Organ Donation Taskforce study' Transplant International 23 (2):140-6en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1432-2277en
dc.identifier.pmid19744287en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1432-2277.2009.00952.xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/224812en
dc.description.abstractThis article reports the findings from the one-to-one interviews with the main UK faith and belief leaders, which were commissioned by the Organ Donation Taskforce. Interviews were arranged with the main faith and belief organizations within the UK and covered a range of issues related to organ donation. No faith or belief groups were against organ donation in principle. The interviewees stated that the majority opinion in their faith or belief group is to permit organ donation, with some actively supporting it. Interviewees were keen to stress that there is a broad spectrum of opinions on organ transplantation within each faith and belief group, and that consequently it is difficult to speak on behalf of an entire group. One complication mentioned by interviewees is that as organ transplantation is a relatively new medical procedure, there is no explicit reference to it in many original religious texts. Consequently positions on the receipt and donation of organs are based on interpretation. It was felt that a much greater level of engagement is needed, as organ donation is currently not a priority for many faith and belief groups.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19744287en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1432-2277.2009.00952.x/abstract-
dc.subjectA990 Medicine and Dentistry not elsewhere classifieden_GB
dc.subjectorgan donationen_GB
dc.subjectdeathen_GB
dc.subjectethnicityen_GB
dc.subjectfaithen_GB
dc.subjectreligionen_GB
dc.subjectcultureen_GB
dc.subject.meshCultureen
dc.subject.meshGreat Britainen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshInterinstitutional Relationsen
dc.subject.meshPublic Opinionen
dc.subject.meshReligion and Medicineen
dc.subject.meshTissue and Organ Procurementen
dc.titleFaith leaders united in their support for organ donation: findings from the UK Organ Donation Taskforce studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen_GB
dc.identifier.journalTransplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantationen_GB

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