Source:

Nursing2015

May 2009, Volume 39 Number 5 , p 8 - 8 [FREE]

Author

  • ESTHER DALRYMPLE RN

Abstract

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DALRYMPLE, ESTHER RN

Issue: Volume 39(5), May ...

 

"Speaking Up for Organ Donors"* was well researched and opened several areas for ethical consideration. However, I was saddened by the author's conclusion, where she reveals her opposition to organ donation. By adding a personal perspective, I feel she could sway indecisive readers and allow them to simply follow her lead rather than struggle with the ethical issues and arrive at their own decision.

 

I believe she tried to substantiate her position by adding her stance on stem cell research, but has she reviewed the ethics of this research? This ending, which seems to be a cop out, weakens her arguments.

 

ESTHER DALRYMPLE, RN

 

Brampton, Ontario

 

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"Speaking Up for Organ Donors"* was well researched and opened several areas for ethical consideration. However, I was saddened by the author's conclusion, where she reveals her opposition to organ donation. By adding a personal perspective, I feel she could sway indecisive readers and allow them to simply follow her lead rather than struggle with the ethical issues and arrive at their own decision.

I believe she tried to substantiate her position by adding her stance on stem cell research, but has she reviewed the ethics of this research? This ending, which seems to be a cop out, weakens her arguments.

ESTHER DALRYMPLE, RN

Brampton, Ontario

*Individual subscribers can also access these articles free online at http://www.nursing2009.com. [Context Link]