A Critical Appraisal of Carl Cohen Presumed Consent in Organ DonationJamiu Kunle Ayınde1, Babajide Dasaolu2
1Department of Philosophy, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria
2Department of Philosophy, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun, Nigeria
INTRODUCTION: This paper identifies the Achilles heels in Carl Cohens notion of organ donation. It posits that presumed consent cannot sufficiently solve the problem of organ shortage. Presumed consent though might improve the number of organs available; it does not resolve all moral challenges faced by presumed refusal as assumed by Cohen.Keywords: Presumed Consent, Presumed Refusal, Regeneration Medicine; Organ Donation; Organ Shortage
METHODS: In achieving this, we critically analyze concepts and processes involved in Carl Cohens presumed consent. We further identified ethical problems Cohens presumed consent failed to solve. This paper recommends a possible solution to the problem of organ shortage.
RESULTS: This paper concludes that Cohens presumed consent cannot sufficiently solve the problem of organ shortage.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: The paper further shows that regenerative medicine, cloning, and other advanced medical research if well explored will solve to a large extent the problem of organ shortage.
Jamiu Kunle Ayınde, Babajide Dasaolu. A Critical Appraisal of Carl Cohen Presumed Consent in Organ Donation. Turkish Journal of Bioethics. 2019; 6(2): 46-57
Corresponding Author: Jamiu Kunle Ayınde, Nigeria