Organ donation PRINCIPLES/TEACHINGS

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Utilitarianism
principle of UT- "greatest happiness for the greatest number"
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Sikhism (against commercialisation)
Seva- selfless service: organ donation should be a charitable act
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Hippocratic oath (for organ donation)
Oath that doctors should do whatever they can to save a patient- modern requirement
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Judaism (against o.g)
Torah demands us to be buried whole so jews do not interfere with the body so the body is complete for burial
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Catholic teaching
Organ donation should be considered a 'genuine act of love' (agape)
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Humanist
Support any medical advances which lead to improvement of human health
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Negative UT- minimising suffering
Karl Popper- our actions/consequences should eliminate any suffering and pain
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Natural Law (for o.g)
based on christianity- 4th primary precept says ALWAYS, no matter what: preserve life
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Kantian Ethics
Immanuel Kant- using a means to an end (originated 17th century/now modern versions)
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Gut instinct
do what you personally think is right
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Act UT (support opt-out)
follows the principle of UT but has no rules or limits- allows organ donation at all times
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Sikhism (against commercialisation)

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Hippocratic oath (for organ donation)

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Judaism (against o.g)

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