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Contributions of Empirical Research to Medical Ethics
Empirical research pertaining to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), clinician behaviors related to do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders and substituted judgment suggests potential contributions to medical ethics. Research quantifying ...
The Dead Donor Rule: Should We Stretch It, Bend It, or Abandon It?
The dead donor rule -- that persons must be dead before their organs are taken -- is a central part of the moral framework underlying organ procurement. Efforts to increase the pool of transplantable organs have been forced ...
Back to the Future: Obtaining Organs From Non-Heart-Beating Cadavers
...This volume is devoted to the ethical, psychosocial, and public policy implications of procuring organs from non-heart-beating cadaver donors [NHBCDs] after a discussion to forgo life-sustaining treatment. The genesis ...