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Nurses' 'lack of trust in diagnosis' presents barrier to organ donation


Hello Michelle, In my opinion you are quite right to feel a bit nervous. Primum Non Nocere - 'first do no harm' is a universal medical maxim. Or is it? The entire truth here is that there a several conflicting notions going on in the minds of those who identify 'dead' donors. To trust someone to identify you as dead when being truly completely dead makes your organs useless for transplant is not widely talked about nor widely considered. This is my final comment on this article as I find it all rather distressing just as anon student 2000 has done. I sincerely hope organs harvested from your own stem cells and grown inn vitro will be the gold standard for future replacement interventions. What we have now is just too ill defined for my liking.

Posted date

22 November, 2011

Posted time

11:14 pm