The constitutional influence on organ transplants with specific reference to organ procurement

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dc.contributor.author Labuschagne, Debbie
dc.contributor.author Carstens, Pieter Albert, 1960-
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-21T10:36:33Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-21T10:36:33Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.description.abstract This article assesses the influence of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 on the law pertaining to organ transplants with specific reference to methods of organ procurement. These methods include a system of opting-in, presumed consent, required request, required response, the sale of organs, and organ procurement from prisoners. It is argued, in view of the acute shortage of organs, that the various organ procurement methods are in need of review in the context of the question of whether they are acceptable and sustainable within the constitutional framework. To this end, the article deals with the application, limitation and interpretation of the rights in the Bill of Rights and its interface with the various organ procurement methods in the context of a discussion of applicable legislation and relevant case law. It is argued that a constitutional analysis of the topic is indicative that the State has indeed failed to provide a proper or satisfactory legislative and regulatory framework to relieve the critical shortage of human organs available for transplantation, by ultimately failing to uphold the applicable constitutional rights and values as discussed. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
dc.description.uri http://www.puk.ac.za/fakulteite/regte/per/index.html en_US
dc.identifier.citation Labuschagne, D & Carstens, PA 2014, 'The constitutional influence on organ transplants with specific reference to organ procurement', Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 207-251. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1727-3781
dc.identifier.other 10.4314/pelj.v17i1.05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/41490
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Faculty of Law, North West University en_US
dc.rights Faculty of Law, North West University en_US
dc.subject Organ procurement methods en_US
dc.subject Organ transplants en_US
dc.subject Organ shortage en_US
dc.subject Opting-in en_US
dc.subject Presumed consent en_US
dc.subject Required request en_US
dc.subject Required response en_US
dc.subject Organ procurement from prisoners en_US
dc.subject Bill of Rights en_US
dc.subject Sale of organs en_US
dc.subject Constitutional values en_US
dc.subject Interpretation en_US
dc.subject Limitation en_US
dc.subject National legislation en_US
dc.subject Case law en_US
dc.subject Bioethics en_US
dc.subject Equality en_US
dc.subject Autonomy en_US
dc.subject Dignity en_US
dc.subject Privacy en_US
dc.subject Constitution of the Republic of South Africa en_US
dc.title The constitutional influence on organ transplants with specific reference to organ procurement en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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