Current Ethical Issues in Organ Procurement and Transplantation
Caplan, Arthur L.
JAMA. 1994 Dec 7; 272(21): 1708-1709.
Anencephaly; Animal Organs; Biomedical Technologies; Body Parts and Fluids; Brain; Brain Death; Consent; Death; Determination of Death; Donors; Economics; Family Members; Government; Government Financing; Health; Health Insurance; Health Insurance Reimbursement; Incentives; Insurance; Mandatory Programs; Organ Donors; Organ Transplantation; Organ Procurement; Persistent Vegetative State; Presumed Consent; Public Policy; Remuneration; Resource Allocation; Retreatment; Scarcity; Selection for Treatment; Tissue Donation; Tissue Transplantation; Transplant Recipients; Transplantation;
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Caplan, Arthur L. (1984-10-11)The author describes the current American policy of "voluntarism" for procuring transplantable organs and faults it as inadequate to meet the growing demand. A general reluctance to discuss death and organ donation, ...