2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/237500
Title:
Religion and organ donation: the views of UK faith leaders
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 as part of its evidence gathering. Interviews were arranged with the main faith and belief organisations within the UK. Interviews covered a range of issues related to organ donation. Although some faith groups had some reservations regarding organ donation, interviews with these leaders demonstrated that none of these faith groups have reached a consensus against organ donation. 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 opinion 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., Brocklehurst, A., Pateman, R., Kinsella, S. and Parry, V. (2010) 'Religion and organ donation: The views of UK faith leaders, Journal of Religion and Health 51 (3) 743-751
Publisher:
SpringerLink
Journal:
Journal of religion and health
Issue Date:
9-Jul-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/237500
DOI:
10.1007/s10943-010-9374-3
PubMed ID:
20617384
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20617384; http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10943-010-9374-3
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1573-6571
Appears in Collections:
IHR Institute for Health Research

Full metadata record

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.accessioned2012-08-07T10:10:35Zen
dc.date.available2012-08-07T10:10:35Zen
dc.date.issued2010-07-09en
dc.identifier.citationRandhawa, G., Brocklehurst, A., Pateman, R., Kinsella, S. and Parry, V. (2010) 'Religion and organ donation: The views of UK faith leaders, Journal of Religion and Health 51 (3) 743-751en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1573-6571en
dc.identifier.pmid20617384en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10943-010-9374-3en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/237500en
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 as part of its evidence gathering. Interviews were arranged with the main faith and belief organisations within the UK. Interviews covered a range of issues related to organ donation. Although some faith groups had some reservations regarding organ donation, interviews with these leaders demonstrated that none of these faith groups have reached a consensus against organ donation. 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 opinion 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_GB
dc.languageENGen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringerLinken_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20617384en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10943-010-9374-3en
dc.titleReligion and organ donation: the views of UK faith leadersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of religion and healthen_GB

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