John Fung, MD, PhD, the Chair of the Digestive Disease Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, discusses the ethical issues surrounding prisoners as organ donors and as organ transplantation recipients.
Organ transplantation raises almost every important medical ethical issue, including: standards for determining death, informed consent, the fair allocation of scarce resources, research on human subjects, global health concerns, and more. The MacLean Center’s Seminar Series has examined Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation.
This year’s interdisciplinary seminar series was organized by Mark Siegler, MD, Director of the MacLean Center. The seminars are cosponsored by the Transplant Center at the University of Chicago Medicine.
Learn more about the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at http://medicine.uchicago.edu/centers/ethics/welcome.html