The Undead by Dick Teresi - Ethical considerations relating to organ donations

The Undead by Dick Teresi

I am wondering what the folks here think of the book "The Undead" by Dick Teresi. It discusses the technical medical interpetation of when death actually occurs and the ethical questions surrounding organ transplant procedures.Of particular interest is the donor cadaver's apparent reaction to pain in the form of increased blood pressure and heart rate.Are these bodies actually experiencing pain? It is suggested that giving anaesthetics to beating heart cadavers may infer that they aren't really dead. He also states 35% of doctors and nurses harvesting organs from donors felt the cadavers wern't really dead.Below are interviews by the New York Times and MacLeans Magazine in Canada.

Check out the links below and let me know your thoughts on this subject.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/books/review/the-undead-by-dick-t...

http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/03/13/on-the-debate-over-when-life-rea...

Views: 70

Reply to This

Forum

Blasphemy Rights Day

Started by JadeBlackOlive in Small Talk. Last reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer 6 hours ago. 1 Reply

Worse than death

Started by Belle Rose in Small Talk. Last reply by daughterofkarl on Saturday. 15 Replies

Events

Blog Posts

Serpens - the serpent

Posted by Brad Snowder on September 25, 2016 at 11:27am 0 Comments

Blasphemistan (2)

Posted by Noon Alif on September 21, 2016 at 6:00am 2 Comments

Services we love!

© 2016   Created by umar.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service