Author(s)Aunvig, Sofie Juul
Hansen, Celina Givskov
Ustvedt, Anna Hee
Nabe-Nielsen, Anna Sofie
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AbstractThis paper investigates which organ donation registration system is the most effective for Denmark. Our goal is to find out how Denmark can optimize the number of registered or-gan donors as well as transplantations. Our focus has primarily been on the ethical aspects within the various systems, as well as the arguments for the pros and cons within in each system. To support our project we have used four main theorists; Richard H. Hansen and Cass Sunstein, Timothy M. Wilkinson, Klemens Kappel and Janet Radcliffe Richards. These theorists all have different views on which system is the most effective for Denmark, and what advantages and disadvantages they see in them. We have used argument analysis as a method to examine which system is the most efficient for Denmark. We have analysed eight arguments for and against the different systems to deepen and critically discuss them. Our conclusion on the project is if the main purpose is to raise more organ donors pre-sumed consent is the best system. If you view the question from an ethical perspective the explicit consent is the most optimal system for Denmark, as it respects both human self-determination, personal integrity but also optimizes the number of organ donors.