Lecture 10 - Alcohol yes liver trans

Lecture 10 - Alcohol yes liver trans - Pro-Transplants 1...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Pro-Transplants 1 Pro-Transplants Cohen and Benjamin: “Alcoholics and Liver Transplantation” I. Prelims A. Cohen and Benjamin hold that alcoholics shouldn’t be excluded from transplants. B. We can infer that they are for a first-come first-served approach. II. The Argument A. Assume alcoholics are at fault for their failed liver, it doesn't follow that they should be discriminated against when it comes to liver transplants. Why? 1. If we should discriminate against alcoholics for liver transplants, then it's only fair that all others who are also at fault for their own medical condition should be similarly discriminated against when it comes to getting life saving treatments 2. But determining who is and who is not responsible for their condition is a very intrusive and repugnant task. It would require “vigorous” and “sustained” efforts to find out who was morally weak so as to cause their own condition 3. So, we shouldn’t seek to discriminate against other patients, given the intrusive
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

Lecture 10 - Alcohol yes liver trans - Pro-Transplants 1...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online