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Bioethics 2DO3TA: Ben MarshallAlethea Clarke, 400240254October 23, 2020Informed Consent and Organ TransplantThere are multiple essential facts that need to be address in this case in order tounderstand the possible solutions. One issue being, a woman, Jane Doe, tested positive for HIVafter a kidney transplant, in which she was not aware of the health status of her donor. Jane’sdonor was considered to be high risk for HIV, due to the fact that he was a sexually active, gaymale. Neither the physicians or the donor center informed the patients receiving organs from thisdonor about his risks to their current and future wellbeing. Another pressing issue is the fact thatthe doctors did not immediately test this patient for any signs of infection post-surgery. Anyonewho has had such a procedure has increased their risk of various infections, HIV and hepatitisbeing only a couple, yet the doctors failed to act upon this. Overall, the lack of informed consent,disregard for patient autonomy, and increased harm on the patient are the essential facts of thiscase.

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Term
Spring
Professor
StefanRodde
Tags
Physician, Informed consent

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