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dc.creatorMiller, Franklin Gen
dc.creatorTruog, Robert Den
dc.creatorBrock, Dan Wen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-18T17:40:25Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-18T17:40:25Zen
dc.date.created2010-06en
dc.date.issued2010-06en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1093/jmp/jhq019en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationThe Journal of medicine and philosophy 2010 Jun ; 35(3): 299-312en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=The+dead+donor+rule:+can+it+withstand+critical+scrutiny?&title=The+Journal+of+medicine+and+philosophy+&volume=35&issue=3&date=2010-06&au=Miller,+Franklin+G;+Truog,+Robert+D;+Brock,+Dan+Wen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jmp/jhq019en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1040318en
dc.description.abstractTransplantation of vital organs has been premised ethically and legally on "the dead donor rule" (DDR)-the requirement that donors are determined to be dead before these organs are procured. Nevertheless, scholars have argued cogently that donors of vital organs, including those diagnosed as "brain dead" and those declared dead according to cardiopulmonary criteria, are not in fact dead at the time that vital organs are being procured. In this article, we challenge the normative rationale for the DDR by rejecting the underlying premise that it is necessarily wrong for physicians to cause the death of patients and the claim that abandoning this rule would exploit vulnerable patients. We contend that it is ethical to procure vital organs from living patients sustained on life support prior to treatment withdrawal, provided that there is valid consent for both withdrawing treatment and organ donation. However, the conservatism of medical ethics and practical concerns make it doubtful that the DDR will be abandoned in the near future. This leaves the current practice of organ transplantation based on the "moral fiction" that donors are dead when vital organs are procured.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:332605en
dc.subjectBrainen
dc.subjectConsenten
dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectDonorsen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectMedical Ethicsen
dc.subjectOrgan Donationen
dc.subjectOrgan Transplantationen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectTransplantationen
dc.subject.classificationDonation / Procurement of Organs and Tissuesen
dc.subject.classificationDefinition of Deathen
dc.titleThe Dead Donor Rule: Can It Withstand Critical Scrutiny?en
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