Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: McClinchie, Elizabeth & Verrill, Diane
Description: This poster discusses research on socioeconomics and the ethics of organ donation. The ethics of organ donation, particularly of organ sales, has been speculated upon by many a bioethicist. The political, social, biological, and moral implications of organ sales have caused a struggle for medical policy makers for some time now. This research will delve into the possible correlation of socioeconomics and views of the ethical problem of organ sales. A few sources that have been consulted are 'Biomedical Ethics: Opposing Viewpoints,' and 'If I Were A Rich Man Could I Buy A Pancreas?', which offer insight into both sides of the ethical argument: for and against organ sales. In an attempt to identify correlations between socioeconomics and views on this issue, a telephone survey will be conducted. The survey will include questions about income and financial needs, as well as questions regarding organ donation and organ sales.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College