AMA Journal of Ethics®

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. September 2005, Volume 7, Number 9.

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September 2005 Contents

Ethical Challenges in Organ Donation

Ethics Poll

Do you wish to donate your organs when you die?
If you answered "yes" to question 1, which of the following applies to you?
If you answered "no" or "undecided" to question 1, what is the principal reason for your position?
Has your physician ever discussed organ donation with you?

From the Editor

Organ Transplantation: A Dream of the Past, a Reality of the Present, an Ethical Challenge for the Future
Hari Nadaminti
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Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

The "Slip"
Commentary by Mark D. Fox, Arthur L. Caplan and Jeffrey S. Crippin
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Family Disagreement over Organ Donation
Commentary by Douglas W. Hanto, Thomas G. Peters, Richard J. Howard and Danielle Cornell
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Patient-Initiated Request for Donation Information
Commentary by Arthur J. Matas, Timothy F. Murphy, Elizabeth A. Davies and Mitchell L. Henry
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Journal Discussion

Does How We Ask for Organs Determine Whether People Decide to Donate?
Kelly A. Carroll
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Clinical Pearl

Approach to the Patient with Alcoholic Liver Disease
Howard J. Worman
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Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

National Organ Allocation Policy: The Final Rule
Lara Duda
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Policy Forum

The Waiting List for Organs Is Not Necessary
John B. Chessare
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Presumed versus Expressed Consent in the US and Internationally
Sheldon Zink, Rachel Zeehandelaar and Stacey Wertlieb
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Medicine and Society

To Donate or Not: Is That the Question?
Justin List
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Advertising for Organs
Aviva Goldberg
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The Ethics of Face Transplantation
Molly Mark
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The Living Code

The Power of the Code
Andrew Nelson
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Op-Ed and Correspondence


Should Alcoholics Be Deprioritized for Liver Transplantation?
Fritz Allhoff
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Xenotransplantation and the Problem of Boundaries
Michael Reiss
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Suggested Readings and Resources

About the Contributors
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