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dc.creatorPotts, M.en
dc.creatorEvans, D.W.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T23:41:41Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T23:41:41Zen
dc.date.created2005-07en
dc.date.issued2005-07en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1136/jme.2004.010298en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Ethics 2005 July; 31(7): 406-409en
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=Does+it+matter+that+organ+donors+are+not+dead?+Ethical+and+policy+implications&title=Journal+of+Medical+Ethics+&volume=31&issue=7&date=2005-07&au=Potts,+M.;+Evans,+D.W.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.2004.010298en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/980588en
dc.description.abstractThe "standard position" on organ donation is that the donor must be dead in order for vital organs to be removed, a position with which we agree. Recently, Robert Truog and Walter Robinson have argued that (1) brain death is not death, and (2) even though "brain dead" patients are not dead, it is morally acceptable to remove vital organs from those patients. We accept and defend their claim that brain death is not death, and we argue against both the US "whole brain" criterion and the UK "brain stem" criterion. Then we answer their arguments in favour of removing vital organs from "brain dead" and other classes of comatose patients. We dispute their claim that the removal of vital organs is morally equivalent to "letting nature take its course", arguing that, unlike "allowing to die", it is the removal of vital organs that kills the patient, not his or her disease or injury. Then, we argue that removing vital organs from living patients is immoral and contrary to the nature of medical practice. Finally, we offer practical suggestions for changing public policy on organ transplantation.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:286133en
dc.subjectAllowing to Dieen
dc.subjectBrainen
dc.subjectBrain Deathen
dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectDiseaseen
dc.subjectDonorsen
dc.subjectNatureen
dc.subjectOrgan Donationen
dc.subjectOrgan Donorsen
dc.subjectOrgan Transplantationen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPublic Policyen
dc.subjectTransplantationen
dc.subject.classificationDonation / Procurement of Organs and Tissuesen
dc.subject.classificationDefinition of Deathen
dc.titleDoes It Matter That Organ Donors Are Not Dead? Ethical and Policy Implicationsen
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