Israeli court, medical ethicists
The move by the Israeli court to grant permission for family members to extract and donate eggs from dead daughter raises a number of ethical issues. The couple initially wanted the extracted eggs to be fertilized with donated sperms, which was declined by the court on the argument that it was not clear whether the girl ever wished to have children. As explained in the article, the ethical issues were not a question on whether the girl would have wanted to have children, but whether the girl would have wish to have children after her death. There are many cases where organs from the dead has been used to save lives, but using gametes of a dead person to create another child is said to create a troubling occurrence. There is a wide ethical objection to conception after death, with ethicists arguing that the psychological aspects are significant in this case. Questions might arise on who is the mother of the child born, and the fact that the mother had died at the time of conception may result in psychological problems to the child. This brings an overemphasis on nature versus nurture.
People involved in the case are the Israeli court, family members of the dead girl and medical ethicists. The medical ethicists disapprove the move by the court to grant the family members to use the gametes from their dead daughter. According to the ethicists' argument, this move would have breached the requirements of patient consent codes. The guidelines of the patient consent illustrate that patient should be treated with respect, as well as respecting their dignity and choices. Patient consent recognizes the patients' dignity and their right as individuals. Patient consent also recognizes and promotes the responsibility for making decisions about their bodies and priorities. This responsibility ensures that doctors refrain from taking any step without the patients' permission.
[...] The case of patient consent can be determined in this situation from the fact that, the court granted the permission to extract the gametes without considering the wishes of the girl. Additionally, the parents did not have any idea of the girl's wishes before the fateful incident. Even when the girl would have wished to have children, it would be unlikely that she would wish to have children, or have interest on motherhood at such a younger age. Gaining informed consent from patients, whenever possible, is central to every process. [...]
[...] There is no reason foreperson to have the right of another person's gametes as can be seen from the case. The productivity capacity of the human being is being treated in a manner that is done to animals. This raises the question of presumed consent and the another dogma over the right town human organs once death has occurred. Bibliography Conley, M. (August 11, 2011). Harvesting Dead Girl's Eggs Raises Ethical Issues. Public Health and Policy, ABC News Medical Unit, Medpage Today. [...]
[...] The move by the Israeli court to grant permission for family members to extract and donate eggs from dead daughter raises a number of ethical issues. The couple initially wanted the extracted eggs to be fertilized with donated sperms, which was declined by the court on the argument that it was not clear whether the girl ever wished to have children. As explained in the article, the ethical issues were not a question on whether the girl would have wanted to have children, but whether the girl would have wish to have children after her death. [...]
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