Ethics Audit on Opt Out Organ Donations without Presumptions

Document Type:Case Study

Subject Area:Philosophy

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It is imperative to underscore the fact that organ donation is not bad when it is undertaken ethically. Most people would be willing to undertake a course that would save a life hence an opt-out organ donation without presumptions is an approach that will address the ethical controversy on consent. Analysis of the Article by Ben Saunders Ben Saunders offers incredible insight that weighs in tremendous impetus on the understanding of opt-out organ donations without presumptions approach in eliminating the gaps that exist in ascertaining consent for organ donations (Saunders, 2016). It is without a doubt factual that the world is facing a severe shortage of organs capable of facilitating an artificial process capable of guaranteeing the continuity of life. The suffering that comes to people with organs that have failed is disturbing especially when people die with organs that would facilitate a successful transplant and maybe such a person might be willing to donate.

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Saunders believes that choice comes in as a solution for combatting the divergent views on organ transplant especially concerning the practice of exchanging organs for monetary incentives. He argues that the underlying principle is the facilitation of the organ for transplant hence the model of exchange should not be considered as an impediment to donation. The choice on the model of donation viewed from an instrumental perspective does not matter based on the article as to whether it was an act of altruism, monetary incentive and even duress but essentially provision of the organ to facilitate life continuity (Saunders, 2016). Ben feels that the choice ultimate concern should be premised on the need to ensure the society attains maximized organ donation to cut on the surging waiting list that seeks an opportunity to survive.

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Ben Saunders agrees there is an inherent concern on the expressive value that comes with the thought of donation primarily on the ethical debate that people are not supposed to monetize organ donation but rather give it free as an act of altruism. The moral paradigm in my view should be understood from a point that ensures the rights of neither the donor nor the recipient have not in any form been violated. Ben Saunders articulately establishes a coherent argument that should concern people rather than a subjective position of seeking to assert moral value on organ donation especially in instances where no rights or threat on life has been demonstrated. It is important to weigh options when it comes to an effort towards giving life from the perspective of an individual undertaking the action voluntarily for reasons best known to them.

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The value of organ donation in my view which corresponds to sentiments elicited by Ben Saunders would be developing initiatives that seek to improve the supply that cuts the shortfall in society. Any reader of the article would be convinced with the arguments when they look at the benefit it provides to society without harming any party to process. The willingness and objectivity in establishing a fair system of increasing organ donation to address the shortfall will do more good in society than harm from a virtuous standpoint (Dalal, 2015). The action of ensuring no rights are violated is significant in improving the quality of life and advancing an ethical application of organ donation through eliminating the monetary motivation when it comes to donation.

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