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dc.contributor.authorBellomo, R
dc.contributor.authorZamperetti, N
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-22T04:17:21Z
dc.date.available2020-12-22T04:17:21Z
dc.date.issued2007-11-19
dc.identifierpii: 1747-5341-2-27
dc.identifier.citationBellomo, R. & Zamperetti, N. (2007). Defining the vital condition for organ donation.. Philos Ethics Humanit Med, 2 (1), pp.27-. https://doi.org/10.1186/1747-5341-2-27.
dc.identifier.issn1747-5341
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/258035
dc.description.abstractThe issue of organ donation and of how the donor pool can or should be increased is one with significant practical, ethical and logistic implications. Here we comment on an article advocating a paradigm change in the so-called "dead donor rule". Such change would involve the societal and legal abandonment of the above rule and the introduction of mandated choice. In this commentary, we review some of the problems associated with the proposed changes as well as the problems associated with the current model. We emphasize the continuing problems with the definition of death and the physiological process of dying; we discuss the difficulties associated with a dichotomous view of death; we review the difficulties with non-beating heart donation and emphasize the current limitations of society's understanding of these complex issues. We conclude that public education remains the best approach and that such education should not be merely promotion of a particular ideology but honest debate of what is socially and morally acceptable and appropriate given the changes in vital organ support technology and the need to respect patient autonomy.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleDefining the vital condition for organ donation.
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1747-5341-2-27
melbourne.affiliation.departmentCritical Care
melbourne.affiliation.facultyMedicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
melbourne.source.titlePhilosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine
melbourne.source.volume2
melbourne.source.issue1
melbourne.source.pages27-
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1020887
melbourne.openaccess.pmchttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2169227
melbourne.contributor.authorBellomo, Rinaldo
dc.identifier.eissn1747-5341
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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