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Organs replaced, euthanasia wishes honoured, good ethics

A little while ago, we drew attention to a well thought out idea by Julian Savulescu and Dominic Wilkinson, suggesting that being able to donate one’s organs while requesting euthanasia could give an added sense of meaning to a dignified … Continue reading

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Good life good death: I don’t need my organs, just a peaceful dying

Organ transplant and euthanasia hit the headlines this week as two people seeking euthanasia ask that their organs be donated. Tony Nicklinson of Melksham, Wiltshire communicates by blinking or nodding his head at letters on a board. His legal team … Continue reading

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CPR – I might want it now but I don’t want it later

People’s views of CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation – an emergency procedure for persons in cardiac or respiratory arrest) are shaped to a large extent by television medical series such as Casualty, E.R. and Holby City: a patient arrests, the healthcare team … Continue reading

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Organ Transplant Euthanasia?

A new paper on voluntary euthanasia and organ transplants is causing quite a stir. The authors, Julian Savulescu and Dominic Wilkinson, suggest that being able to donate one’s organs while requesting euthanasia could give an added sense of meaning to … Continue reading

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