[Decision-making capacity and informed consent in living organ donation--difficult constellations in the psychosomatic and medico-ethical assessment of potential donors].

@article{Schauenburg2003DecisionmakingCA,
  title={[Decision-making capacity and informed consent in living organ donation--difficult constellations in the psychosomatic and medico-ethical assessment of potential donors].},
  author={Henning Schauenburg and Nikola Biller-Andorno},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie},
  year={2003},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={164-74}
}
Organ donation from relatives or other persons with a close relationship to the patient has become a fairly routine procedure in many countries. However, donors should be chosen carefully not only to avoid medical or psychosocial risks but also ethically questionable outcomes. Prerequisites for living organ donation are reported together with a short review… CONTINUE READING