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dc.creatorDubois, James Men
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/jhq021en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationThe Journal of medicine and philosophy 2010 Jun ; 35(3): 365-80en
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+ethics+of+creating+and+responding+to+doubts+about+death+criteria.&title=The+Journal+of+medicine+and+philosophy+&volume=35&issue=3&date=2010-06&au=Dubois,+James+Men
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jmp/jhq021en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1040319en
dc.description.abstractExpressing doubts about death criteria can serve healthy purposes, but can also cause a number of harms, including decreased organ donation rates and distress for donor families and health care staff. This paper explores the various causes of doubts about death criteria-including religious beliefs, misinformation, mistrust, and intellectual questions-and recommends responses to each of these. Some recommended responses are relatively simple and noncontroversial, such as providing accurate information. However, other responses would require significant changes to the way we currently do business. Policymakers should establish minimum national standards for determining death to foster a trustworthy system; academics and publishers have a duty to publish only materials that substantially engage and advance the debate to minimize the harm caused by divided expert opinion; and opposition to the dead donor rule should be conceptually separated from doubts about death criteria.en
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dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectHarmen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectOrgan Donationen
dc.subjectStandardsen
dc.subject.classificationDonation / Procurement of Organs and Tissuesen
dc.subject.classificationDefinition of Deathen
dc.titleThe Ethics of Creating and Responding to Doubts About Death Criteriaen
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