An exploratory study examining the influence of religion on attitudes towards organ donation among the Asian population in Luton, UK

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/237697
Title:
An exploratory study examining the influence of religion on attitudes towards organ donation among the Asian population in Luton, UK
Authors:
Randhawa, Gurch ( 0000-0002-2289-5859 )
Abstract:
Currently the demand for transplant organs far outstrips the supply in the UK. This problem is even more severe for the Asian population, who have been shown to be disproportionately over-represented on transplant waiting lists in some regions of the UK. Several commentators have suggested that religious and cultural traditions may be the major determinant preventing Asians from donating organs. An exploratory qualitative study was undertaken with the aim of examining the influence of religious beliefs, amongst other things, on the extent and direction of public attitudes towards organ donation in a cross-section of the Asian population in Luton. This study indicates that, in the population studied, culture and religion play a much less prohibitive part in determining the level of organ donation than previously suggested. However, there is a desire to be aware of the religious stances so that people can make a more informed decision. The emphasis should clearly been a reconsideration of the presently inadequate approaches to organ procurement and on devising and supplementing these with more appropriate ones. An example of the failure to inform effectively the relevant populations about important developments is that only two of the 32 Muslims in the survey had heard of the 'fatwa' by the Muslim Legislative Council permitting organ donation.
Citation:
Randhawa, G. (1998) 'An exploratory study examining the influence of religion on attitudes towards organ donation among the Asian population in Luton, UK', Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 13 (8), pp.1949-1954.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Issue Date:
1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/237697
DOI:
10.1093/ndt/13.8.1949
Additional Links:
http://www.ndt.oupjournals.org/cgi/doi/10.1093/ndt/13.8.1949
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
14602385
Appears in Collections:
IHR Institute for Health Research

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dc.contributor.authorRandhawa, Gurchen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T11:24:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T11:24:59Z-
dc.date.issued1998-
dc.identifier.citationRandhawa, G. (1998) 'An exploratory study examining the influence of religion on attitudes towards organ donation among the Asian population in Luton, UK', Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 13 (8), pp.1949-1954.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn14602385-
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/ndt/13.8.1949-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/237697-
dc.description.abstractCurrently the demand for transplant organs far outstrips the supply in the UK. This problem is even more severe for the Asian population, who have been shown to be disproportionately over-represented on transplant waiting lists in some regions of the UK. Several commentators have suggested that religious and cultural traditions may be the major determinant preventing Asians from donating organs. An exploratory qualitative study was undertaken with the aim of examining the influence of religious beliefs, amongst other things, on the extent and direction of public attitudes towards organ donation in a cross-section of the Asian population in Luton. This study indicates that, in the population studied, culture and religion play a much less prohibitive part in determining the level of organ donation than previously suggested. However, there is a desire to be aware of the religious stances so that people can make a more informed decision. The emphasis should clearly been a reconsideration of the presently inadequate approaches to organ procurement and on devising and supplementing these with more appropriate ones. An example of the failure to inform effectively the relevant populations about important developments is that only two of the 32 Muslims in the survey had heard of the 'fatwa' by the Muslim Legislative Council permitting organ donation.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ndt.oupjournals.org/cgi/doi/10.1093/ndt/13.8.1949en_GB
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectorgan donationen_GB
dc.subjectAsiansen_GB
dc.subjectreligionen_GB
dc.titleAn exploratory study examining the influence of religion on attitudes towards organ donation among the Asian population in Luton, UKen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNephrology Dialysis Transplantationen_GB
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