David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
HEC Forum 21 (1):55-69 (2009)
The two most commonly discussed and implemented rationales for acquiring organs for transplantation give consent a central role. I argue that such centrality is a mistake. The reason is that practices of consent serve only to respect patients as autonomous beings. The primary issue in acquiring organs for transplantation, however, is how it is appropriate to treat a newly non-autonomous being. Once autonomy and consent are dislodged from their central position, considerations of utility and fairness take a more prominent position. On the basis of these values, a strongly suggestive moral case is presented for routinely harvesting organs for transplantation.
|Keywords||organ transplantation consent|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Benjamin Freedman (1975). A Moral Theory of Informed Consent. Hastings Center Report 5 (4):32-39.
John Rawls (2009/2005). A Theory of Justice. In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), Exploring Ethics: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
Andrew Sneddon (2006). Equality, Justice, and Paternalism: Recentreing Debate About Physician-Assisted Suicide. Journal of Applied Philosophy 23 (4):387–404.
Andrew Sneddon (2001). What's Wrong with Selling Yourself Into Slavery? Paternalism and Deep Autonomy (¿Por Qué Está Mal Moralmente Venderse Uno Mismo Como Esclavo? Paternalismo y Autonomía Profunda). Crítica 33 (98):97 - 121.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Marie Omnell-Persson, Utilization and Allocation of Organs for Transplantation - Medical and Ethical Aspects.
Dominic Wilkinson & Julian Savulescu (2012). Should We Allow Organ Donation Euthanasia? Alternatives for Maximizing the Number and Quality of Organs for Transplantation. Bioethics 26 (1):32-48.
Jeremy Snyder (2009). Easy Rescues and Organ Transplantation. HEC Forum 21 (1):27-53.
Sheila McLean (2010). Autonomy, Consent and the Law. Routledge-Cavendish.
Thomas A. Shannon (2001). The Kindness of Strangers: Organ Transplantation in a Capitalist Age. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 11 (3):285-303.
F. G. Miller, R. D. Truog & D. W. Brock (2010). The Dead Donor Rule: Can It Withstand Critical Scrutiny? Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 35 (3):299-312.
Aaron Spital (2003). Conscription of Cadaveric Organs for Transplantation: Neglected Again. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 13 (2):169-174.
Patricia A. Marshall, David C. Thomasma & Abdallah S. Daar (1996). Marketing Human Organs: The Autonomy Paradox. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 17 (1).
Michael B. Gill (2004). Presumed Consent, Autonomy, and Organ Donation. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 29 (1):37 – 59.
Added to index2009-03-04
Total downloads11 ( #130,170 of 1,096,519 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #246,097 of 1,096,519 )
How can I increase my downloads?