Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Ethics of Presumed Consent

“Opt out is not the magic bullet. It will not be the magic answer we have been looking for,” said Dorry L. Segev, an associate professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and leader of the study published online in the journal Transplantation.

“With opt out, the perception becomes, ‘We will take your organs unless you take the time to fill out a form.’ That’s a dangerous perception to have. We only want to use donated organs from people who intended to donate.”


**Presumed consent no answer to solving organ shortage in U.S., The JHU Gazette, Johns Hopkins Medicine, December 5, 2011

**Podcast: The Ethics of First Person Consent, Terry Rosell, DMin, PhD and Rob Linderer, Midwest Transplant Network



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