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We should not let families stop organ donation from their dead relatives

Shaw, David. (2012) We should not let families stop organ donation from their dead relatives. BMJ : British medical journal, Vol. 345 , e5275.

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Abstract

To respect a family’s veto when the patient was on the organ donor register is a failure of moral imagination that leads to a violation of the dead person’s wishes and causes the death of several people (and all the sorrow consequent to this), and many family members who stop donation come to regret their decision. Moving towards elective ventilation might alienate would-be donors and will not be necessary if doctors remember that respecting a veto of organ donation is unethical, unprofessional, and against the spirit of the law.
Faculties and Departments:08 Cross-disciplinary Subjects > Ethik > Institut für Bio- und Medizinethik
UniBasel Contributors:Shaw, David
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:British Medical Journal
ISSN:0959-535X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:19 Jul 2013 07:41
Deposited On:01 Mar 2013 11:12

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