I did not think criminals were allowed to donate or be part of donation of organs for many ethical reasons .
this could really open a pandoras box ---- opionions ?
Aug 20, '06
Some of the issues in regard to the ethics I think or could be are
can an inmate truly give informed consent
can the state not allow consent
would donation be looked upon later as a means of a lesser incarceration
can the state rescind care after surgery
is the state obligated to follow the inmates wishes ie -- he had refused to go to the final meeting with the family unless he was allowed to donate -- so donation was used as a bargaining chip !
will all the families know that transplant was from an inmate -- this happened to be for a family friend --
if person given life sentances like him then why not allow inmates who have death penalty to donate organs
is the state obligated to pay for care in a situation like this ?
I am not saying I agree or dont agree and I sure do not know what is right or wrong ...but I think there are many potential ethical issues from a case like this. I have never heard of an inmate doing life being allowed to donate organs have others ?
ps Roy the best of luck on NCLEX you will do great
Last edit by SilentfadesRPA on Aug 20, '06