The available supply of transplantable organs in the United States is insufficient in supplying the current demand. Alternative options towards the restricted use of organs specifically from neurologically deceased individuals are the use of live organ donors, foreign transplantations, and financial incentives. These alternative options raise many bioethical concerns such as the ethicality of recruitment methods and the immense risk of post-surgery complications. The shortage in organs donors will be amended with the use of these solutions regardless of the ethical concerns that they will
Money is a powerful factor that can greatly influence people. If doctors could make money by labeling their work a success, than they had motives to do so. State hospitals clearly did not care about their patients, as depicted by the crowded conditions and the unskilled, cruel workers that were hired (Whitaker, 2002). If they could save money, which could be used for other state needs, than states would prioritize the other needs, putting mental patients
A way of preserving our minds in the search to become immortal is cryogenically freezing your brain. In an article by Sarah Knapton an Italian surgeon named Sergio Canavero claims that brains that were cryogenically frozen could be “woken up” (Knapton) within three years. However, he goes on to say that there could be a problem because of your brain being in a stranger body were none of the other organs are yours. "What many be problematic, is that no aspect of your original external body remains the same. Your head is no longer there; your brain is transplanted into an entirely different skull” (Knapton).
Certain laws and bills have been put in place to discourage people from suing doctors for problems that are completely out of the doctor’s hands. The AANS, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, states that a “Bill is common sense, proven, comprehensive medical liability reform that will help contain health care costs” (Kindy). Doctors are constantly afraid and fearful that they will get sued for reasons that they can not explain. No doctor is safe from lawsuit abuse (Pear). Lawmakers understand this and they wanted to begin to put regulations on
The use of clones for organ transplant would not pass the categorical imperative because the human sponsors are using human clones as a means only to achieve what they want. Besides, the use of clones for organ transplant would deprive the rights of the clones and violate the rule of equality as clones are the same as human beings with those human characteristics. human clones are rational and can feel pleasure and pain, therefore, humans should respect the clones and should not use them to harvest organs or tissues. Otherwise, they should not produce human clones in the first place in order to avoid ethical issues. Moreover, it is morally unjustified to inflict intense pains on clones for the sake of sponsors when the amount and quality of pain on the clones is much larger than that of the
In this case the remaining balance after the recipient 's insurance, prescriptions, treatments, and any long term effects on your body come out of your pocket. There are some religious views that are against organ donation. Some of these views are that it could affect you in the afterlife. Many people are afraid if they are organ donors it will affect their own medical treatment and the doctors and surgeons will not give their best of their ability to save
Take the case of my friend’s father who has kidney disease and who 's mother has agreed to donate a kidney. If this act is viewed as morally correct, then how can it be unethical for a poor man to sell his kidney to help take care of his child? Nagral and Amalorpavanathan, say that in India "since the recipient and the hospital performing the transplant are beneficiaries of the donation, it has been argued that there is no reason why the act should not be acknowledged and compensated in some form, especially since the recipient is often a rich person" Sharp warns of the risks in adopting Western systems in other countries and says the experience in Egypt "exposes the myopia of universalist thinking within medical ethics, as framed by Western models". On the other hand, one could say that the poor who decide to sell body parts are doing so not out their own “free will” but are coerced by their extreme poverty and therefore allowing such trade is exploiting them. Nagral and Amalorpavanathan themselves acknowledge that "offering fixed cash payment can be considered an unacceptable pressure on poor families to give consent, when many of them might refuse if the reward were not
Many people say no to organ donation because of the myths they hear. One common myth is that if you are an organ donor, the hospital staff won’t work as hard to save you when you’re sick. This is not true as this quote states, “When you go to the hospital for treatment,
Thesis Statement: Unethical medical practices are unacceptable procedures that can be used for the benefit of mankind. Issues in unethical procedures in the medical field are common context discussed in debates. The main question among these procedures is its violation in the moral context of such activities. Such procedures do not satisfy laws, principles and theories based on the accepted norms and ideas and influenced by customs, cultures and beliefs that are generalized as good. However, results on some unethical procedures brought beneficial results on mankind such as the development of polio vaccine and discovery of human telomerase which was made possible in the extraction of Henrietta Lacks’ cells without her consent.
Brain death tends to be a touchy subject, and people like to argue that the patient is not actually brain dead, but the doctors are very sure to do every test correctly to be positive the potential donor is brain dead. After the donor is declared brain dead, the organs are input into an online database where a recipient is found. First, the top priorities on the waiting list are compared with the donor’s genes to see if the organs are a match. The first person to match with the organ they need will get it. They recipient’s hospital will send a team to harvest the organ and bring it to the hospital while the recipient is prepared for surgery.