Journal of Medical Ethics 34 (9):688-689 (2008)

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David Rodríguez
Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Alberto Molina Pérez
Instituto de Estudios Sociales Avanzados (IESA-CSIC)
Stuart Youngner
Case Western Reserve University
Abstract
Alireza Bagheri supports a policy on organ procurement where individuals could choose their own definition of death between two or more socially accepted alternatives. First, we claim that such a policy, without any criterion to distinguish accepted from acceptable definitions, easily leads to the slippery slope that Bagheri tries to avoid. Second, we suggest that a public discussion about the circumstances under which the dead donor rule could be violated is more productive of social trust than constantly moving the line between life and death
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