Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Kovalenko E.V.

Saratov State Medical University n. a. V.I. Razumovsky, Senior Lecturer of Department of Public Health and Healthcare (with the Courses of Law and History of Medicine)

Evolution of the study of organ donation problems: from religious canons to sociological analysis (review)

Year: 2019, volume 15 Issue: №4 Pages: 931-933
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Review
Authors: Petrov G.S., Krom I.L., Yerugina M.V., Kovalenko E.M.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

The review was based on the materials of 21 titles of scientific works in information systems databases PubMed and electronic library. The process of evolution of the analysis of problems related on transplantation of human organs is carried out from a religious basis to an ethical and legal, and later on, sociological. According to the authors, the leading role in global understanding of the organ donation problems in world science belongs to sociology and its directions. In this regard, the involvement of sociologists to participate in the promotion of posthumous donation in Russia should be an important step towards the creation of a national organ transplantation programs.

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