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The Future of BioethicsInternational Dialogues$
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Akira Akabayashi

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199682676

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.001.0001

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Living Organ Donation and Organ Shortages: Another Perspective

(p.468) 13.3 Commentary
The Future of Bioethics

Farhat Moazam

Oxford University Press

In their article, Mark Aulisio and Nicole Deming raise concern for the perils inherent in “straining” the ethically justifiable paradigm of living related organ donation. However, in emphasizing the need for higher standards for donor informed consent as a safeguard, they frame their arguments within the dominant “Western” paradigm of individual rights and autonomous choices. This ignores the reality that organ donation decisions have complex, multifaceted cultural, religious, and socioeconomic dimensions which cannot be encompassed by philosophical principles alone. The author’s commentary, based on ethnographic research on living kidney donation in Pakistan, highlights an alternative moral world of extended kinship systems in which major decisions in life are perceived to lie in the collective domain.

Keywords:   Living organ donation in Pakistan, informed consent and organ donation, organ shortages

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