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    The dead donor rule and the concept of death: Severing the ties that bind them.Elysa R. Koppelman - 2003 - American Journal of Bioethics 3 (1):1 – 9.
    One goal of the transplant community is to seek ways to increase the number of people who are willing and able to donate organs. People in states between life and death are often medically excellent candidates for donating organs. Yet public policy surrounding organ procurement is a delicate matter. While there is the utilitarian goal of increasing organ supply, there is also the deontologic concern about respect for persons. Public policy must properly mediate between these two concerns. Currently the dead (...)
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    Dementia and dignity: Towards a new method of surrogate decision making.Elysa R. Koppelman - 2002 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 27 (1):65 – 85.
    Autonomous decisions are decisions that reflect the self who makes them. Since patients in need of surrogate decision making can no longer enjoy the dignity of being free to express who they are through choice and action, surrogates should strive to, at least, make sure that decisions on behalf of the patient reflects that patient's self. Concepts of the self, then, underlie views about the role autonomy should play in surrogate decision making. Alzheimer's disease (AD) complicates the situation because it (...)
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    The state of nature, contracts, and opting out.Elysa R. Koppelman - 2001 - American Journal of Bioethics 1 (3):1 – 2.
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