Human tissue legislation: listening to the professionals

AV Campbell, SAM McLean, KL Gutridge, H Harper

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The controversies in Bristol, Alder Hey and elsewhere in the UK surrounding the removal and retention of human tissue and organs have led to extensive law reform in all three UK legal systems. This paper reports a short study of the reactions of a range of health professionals to these changes. Three main areas of ethical concern were noted: the balancing of individual rights and social benefit; the efficacy of the new procedures for consent; and the helpfulness for professional practice of the new legislation and regulation. Recognition of these concerns may help in forging a new partnership between professionals and patients and their families.
Translated title of the contributionHuman tissue legislation: listening to the professionals
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104 - 108
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
Volume34 (2)
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

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Publisher: BMJ Group


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