LECTURE 3_31_2010

LECTURE 3_31_2010 - Introduction to Ethics PH150 March 31...

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Introduction to Ethics - PH150 March 31 Professor Aaron Garrett Teaching Fellows Colin Cmiel Stacey Goguen Yoni Porat Tuesday, April 6, 2010
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SECOND REPORT Imagine you have to decide who among a group of patients will get a lung transplant. There are fewer lungs than needy patients and the problem is how to set priority for the waiting list. Some of the population who needs the transplant just have a particular lung ailment and no other problems, some who need it are smokers with smoking-related emphysema, some have other serious illnesses of which the lung problem is a complication (which might be smoking related, or might not be), and some have genetic disorders which are terminal and result in lung problems. Imagine further that some patients have been waiting longer than others for a lung transplant, but this does not necessarily reflect how badly they need the transplant or what kind of lung ailment they have. What decision or procedure for allocating organs would be fair or
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