Rethinking Transplantation Between Siblings
Hastings Center Report. 1995 Sep-Oct; 25(5): 7-12.
In case of transplantation between siblings, we believe that the standard approach misconstrues the nature of the ethical problem, ignores the ethical import of family relationships, and requires an egocentric evaluation of the situation. We shall try to offer an alternative way of thinking about these cases, a way that takes seriously the ethical aspect of relationships. But before we formulate an alternative, we want to examine the standard approach. The standard approach to questions about placing persons at risk is based on a ranking of the following ideas: (1) informed consent, (2) substituted judgment, and (3) best interests.
Bone Marrow; Case Studies; Children; Competence; Consent; Directed Donation; Donors; Evaluation; Family Relationship; Informed Consent; Kidneys; Living Donors; Moral Obligations; Nature; Organ Donation; Parent Child Relationship; Parental Consent; Parents; Risk; Risks and Benefits; Siblings; Social Interaction; Standards; Substituted Judgment; Tissue Donation; Transplant Recipients; Transplantation;