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Organ transplantation and donation has been a perennial topic of discussion in medical ethics since transplantation first became possible. In this issue there are two articles discussing ways in which the number of organ donations could be increased in an ethically acceptable way. Other articles in this issue discuss assisted suicide. One of the many ways in which a person can commit suicide is by oxygen deprivation through the use of helium as the oxygen excluding gas and some sort of face mask or other device for delivery of the helium. Some assisted suicide organizations, including Dignitas in Switzerland, have used this method. Finally I would like to point you to the very interesting paper on the ethics of quality improvement (QI) in general practice. This paper discusses under what circumstances quality improvement projects in general practice should undergo formal ethical review. Such projects often fall in a grey zone between research and audit and often raise data protection issues. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • *Assisted Suicide
  • *Bioethics
  • *Organ Transplantation
  • *Tissue Donation
  • Professional Ethics
  • Quality of Care

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