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How aware are you of your patients’ religious concerns over organ donations?
 

How aware are you of your patients’ religious concerns over organ donations?

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The World Health Organisation recognises the shortage of human organs as one of the most pressing medical issues of our time. The Human Organ Transplant Act in place in Singapore allows for automatic organ donations upon an individual’s demise. Nonetheless, this is viewed varyingly by many patients, and often heavily depends on their socio-cultural and religious backgrounds.
 
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30 Nov 2016 - General
 
Generally, the mutilation of a dead body is prohibited in Islam, but organ donation is surely permissible as an exception to save another life where it is an absolute necessity. What makes the regulations vary from Islamic country to another is simply the legislation system of each country. Some countries like Singapore can enforce their laws strictly so that no organ trade occurs while others are still in their way to make laws that ensures good control. There are usually no objections to organ...
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There are multiple reasons for human organ’s shortage in the world as World Health Organization has also taken the notice that the shortage of human organs as one of the most pressing medical issues of our time. Although the Human Organ Transplant Act in place in Singapore, which has theoretically allowed the automatic organ donations upon an individual’s demise, unless, said the individual had previously chosen not to donate organs for whatever sociocultural or personal reasons but there is sti...
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Great article that you shared here, Priscilla Mae Gobuyan. One of the most important demographic data to obtain from patients is religion because restrictions from patient's faith must always be respected. It is interesting to know that the protocol for organ donation for Muslims vary per country. In Singapore, anyone can be the recipient but only Muslims can be recipients in other areas. It is surprising to ...
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Just a comment on what was mentioned in the article, in the Roman Catholic tradition, organ donation is also acceptable for living donors as long as there is no anticipated financial gain, and the intent is purely to help others. Of course, this form of humanitarian act should not impose any risk on the organ donor. For all human transplants, living related organ donation is the best option for patient who need organ replacement therapy for whatever condition that they may have. In our country, ...
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Culture, race, belief and religion may greatly affect ones perception regarding organ donation. For us Christians, we don't have any certain rule governed by our religion whether to donate an organ or not. One has the right to allow the removal or organ once the person involved may have brain death or has a personal consent to have organ donations. If I am not mistaken, one of my friends tol me that we have this option during the issuance of our professional licenses to whether become an org...
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