"An Ignoble Form of Cannibalism": Reflections on the Pittsburgh Protocol for Procuring Organs From Non-Heart-Beating Cadavers
Fox, Renee C.
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. 1993 Jun; 3(2): 231-239.
The author discusses the ways in which she finds the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center protocol for procuring organs from "non-heart-beating cadaver donors" medically and morally questionable and irreverent. She also identifies some of the factors that contributed to the composition of this troubling protocol, and to its institutional approval.
Allowing to Die; Body Parts and Fluids; Cadavers; Cardiac Death; Conflict of Interest; Consent; Death; Dehumanization; Determination of Death; Donors; Drugs; Health; Health Personnel; Hearts; Hospitals; Informed Consent; Institutional Policies; Moral Policy; Organ Donation; Organ Transplantation; Physicians; Psychological Stress; Standards; Suffering; Terminally Ill; Tissue Donation; Transplant Recipients; Transplantation; Treatment Refusal; Withholding Treatment;
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