Is the Canadian health care system ready for donation after cardiac death? A note of caution
- Abstracts. // Issues in Law & Medicine;Fall2003, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p185
Presents abstracts of articles about medical law. "Do Everything!--Encountering Futility in Medical Practice," by Stephen Nelson; "Non-Heart Beating Organ Donation: Old Procurement Strategy--New Ethical Problems," by M.D.D. Bell.
- Non-heart organ donation: old procurement strategy. Bell, M.D.D. // Journal of Medical Ethics;Jun2003, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p176
The imbalance between supply of organs for transplantation and demand for them is widening. Although the current international drive to re-establish procurement via non-heart beating organ donation/donor (NHBOD) is founded therefore on necessity, the process may constitute a desirable outcome...
- Financial Incentives For Cadaveric Organ Donation: An Ethical Analysis. Clark, Peter A. Clark // Internet Journal of Law, Healthcare & Ethics;2006, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p2
Despite the continued advancements in medicine and technology, the demand for organs far surpasses the supply. This gap between supply and demand can be diminished either by increasing supply or decreasing demand. Increasing efforts at disease prevention can help reduce the demand for organs by...
- NATCO, The Organization for Transplant Professionals Position Statement. // Progress in Transplantation;Jun2006, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p106
Presents a position statement issued by NATCO, the Organization for Transplant Professionals, concerning organ donation following cardiac death. Support of the organization on patient and family autonomy; Ethical aspects of organ or tissue donation; Policy implemented by the organization in...
- Priority to registered donors on the waiting list for postmortal organs? A critical look at the objections. den Hartogh, Govert // Journal of Medical Ethics;Mar2011, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p149
It has often been proposed to restrict access to postmortal organs to registered donors, or at least to give them priority on the waiting list. Such proposals are motivated by considerations of fairness: everyone benefits from the existence of a pool of available organs and of an organised...
- Postmortem Organ Procurement for Transplantation. Van Thiel, David H.; Starzl, Thomas E.; Denny, Donald W. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Sep83, Vol. 99 Issue 3, p408
Deals with the use of postmortem organs for transplantation. Survival rate of recipients of postmortem donor organ transplants; Implication of the shortage in suitable postmortem organs; Recommendations.
- Harvesting Organs from Cadavers. Paris, John J. // America;4/29/2002, Vol. 186 Issue 14, p9
Reports on the ethics surrounding the harvesting of vital organs from cadavers. Catholic views on transplantation of cadavers; Discussion of transplantation using non-heartbeating cadaver donors (NHBCD); Ethical concerns related to taking organs from non-heartbeating cadavers, including the...
- A matter of life or death. Parry, Jane // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/10/2007, Vol. 335 Issue 7627, p961
The article focuses on an October 2007 decision from the Chinese government and the Chinese Medical Association to ban the practice of using organs harvested from executed prisoners in transplantations in China. The practice was stopped in an effort to give China a better chance of being...
- Non-heart-beating organ donation in Canada: Time to proceed? Knoll, Greg A.; Mahoney, John E. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/19/2003, Vol. 169 Issue 4, p302
Assesses the factors that call for the initiation of non-heart-beating organ donation (NHBD) practice in Canada as of 2003. Reason behind the refusal of Canadian physicians to adopt NHBD; Background on the concept of NHBD; Groups that endorsed the use of NHBD in the country.