Examples Of Spirituality As A Negative Factors For Signing An Organ Donation Card

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Spirituality as a Predictive Factor for Signing an Organ Donor Card
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Spirituality as a Predictive Factor for Signing an Organ Donor Card
BACKGROUND
Organ donation is described as the moving of on organ from one body (donor) to another (recipient). Organ donation has been around for centuries dating as far back as 2 BC. However organ donation did not really come into the fray until the end of the 19th century where big steps were made in the field (Murphy, 21). But with every scientific steps made drawbacks were witnessed especially with religious zealots who viewed organ donation as a taboo,however this has not deterred many people from registering as organ donors in their respective countries.
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The types of variables are independent in that the respondent does not have any control over them in that one choice of religion cannot be dictated by another as well as on ideals and morals of the individual.
STUDY DESIGN
The study was conducted using a descriptive cross-sectional survey. A convenience sample from the general population included 312 respondents who met the following three eligibility criteria: age 18 years or older, Internet access, and able to read and understand Hebrew. This ensured that all respondents were of legal age and would be able to positively ascertain their spiritual affiliations, their purpose in life and answer accordingly their feelings towards organ donation. This design ensured that not a small section of the same area were collected but it was a sample population from diverse regions.
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The same can be stated for research and experimental medicine, as the pioneer era of organ transplantation has passed, and transplantation medicine has developed to a high tech routine. Within Eurotransplant, organ donation is seen as an act of altruism. There is no remuneration system. Ethical issues in organ transplantation are commonly related to well-known problems in health care. Among others, they have to deal with first and foremost, managing scarcely available treatment due to the shortage of donor organs. Similarly, determining accurately the onset of death as starting point for organ donation is a main consideration as well. Another issue is that of getting informed consent from donor, relatives of a deceased donor and from the patients, pediatric, as well as adults. In the case of research and experimental medicine, determining the acceptable balance between risk for the patient and benefit for society has to be given great regard. The ethics of allocating organs for transplant poses a classical problem: any criteria defined to allocate organs efficiently, maximizing utility, can easily lead to situations perceived as grossly unjust or

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