Ethics states that justice should be adhered to when handling patients The aim

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Ethics states that justice should be adhered to when handling patients. The aim of the transplant is to ensure that the patients in need of the organ receive the best of their interests with fairness and justice. The aim is to make sure that the patients survive and thus preventing death caused by organ failure. Denying the organ donor an opportunity to save the lives of their loved ones because of the risk of transmitting HIV to them may be ethically right or wrong. Justice ensures that people primarily the patients are treated fairly and equally in health care (Richterman & Blumberg, 2015). People with HIV should have the same options in health care, just like any other patient in need of health. Besides, when the donor and the recipient understand the risk related to the transplant and still make the choice of doing the transplant, then fairness and justice should be considered. On the other hand, the principle of non-maleficence indicates that harm should not be done to any person or patient during the care of the patient (Durand, Segev & Sugarman, 2016). Allowing the HIV positive patients to donate organs to the HIV negative patients is putting the lives of the HIV negative individuals at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDs. It is the responsibility of every health care personnel to observe the principle of non-maleficence. Breaching to the standards of ethics and giving the go-ahead to the policymakers and the lawmakers to violate the standards that have been set concerning organ donation and giving the go-ahead to the changes on the set rules and regulations is just like causing harm to the HIV negative patients. On the other hand, allowing a patient who is in dire need of an organ for survival to die because they are at risk of acquiring the disease is just like killing them, therefore going against the principle of non-maleficence. Any practice that can save lives and does not cause harm to the patient can be
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LIVER TRANSPLANT 4 done as far as the interests of the patient are met. Besides, it can be done when the patient has signed informed consent of being aware of the consequences related to the practice and the benefits associated with the treatment.
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