Reflections on Cultural Preferences and Internal Medicine: The Case of Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Changing Thresholds for Blood Transfusions

Iftach Sagy, Alan Jotkowitz, Leonid Barski

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ملخص

Jehovah’s witnesses oppose receiving blood transfusions based on religious grounds. This refusal raises complex medical, legal and ethical issues for the treating medical staff. In the past physicians attempted to force patients and children to accept transfusions when deemed medically necessary through the use of court orders. However, in recent years the threshold for blood transfusion has been gradually raised by medical experts as expressed in consensus guidelines, which means that Jehovah’s witnesses’ aversion to transfusion would have been partially justified medically. This article will further discuss these current trends.

اللغة الأصليةإنجليزيّة أمريكيّة
الصفحات (من إلى)732-738
عدد الصفحات7
دوريةJournal of Religion and Health
مستوى الصوت56
رقم الإصدار2
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرنُشِر - 1 أبريل 2017
منشور خارجيًانعم

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • !!Religious studies
  • !!General Nursing

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