Posts Tagged ‘presumed consent’

April 14, 2012

Nudge, nudge or shove, shove – the right way for nudges to increase the supply of donated cadaver organs


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This article advocates the use of “nudges” to increase the supply of donated organs.  A nudge is “any aspect of the choice architecture that alters people’s behavior in a predictable way without forbidding any options or significantly changing their economic incentives” eg. changing the sign on a waste receptacle from “waste” to “landfill” to encourage […]

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April 14, 2012

Potential limitations of presumed consent legislation


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The authors attempt to challenge the belief that presumed consent results in higher rates of deceased donation. They interviewed 15 participants from 13 countries with presumed consent legislation and found that: (1) donation was always discussed with family; (2) content of family discussion varied; (3) donation would not proceed if family objected; and (4) other […]

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November 18, 2011

Potential Limitations of Presumed Consent Legislation


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Presumed consent (PC) legislation has been touted as a potential solution to the disparity between supply and demand for deceased donor organs.  This study examines the legislation in European countries with and without presumed consent legislation and reports on interviews with senior transplant physicians in these countries.  The authors conclude that there are multiple country-specific, […]

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June 18, 2011

Spanish experience as a leading country: what kind of measures were taken?


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This article is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand better why some countries enjoy higher donation rates than others and the importance of a multi-pronged strategy to increasing deceased donor rates long term.  This article clearly explains the “Spanish system” of organ procurement that is held up as an international example of success due […]

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