Medical Ethics

Owen Franken

Breathing New Life Into Organ Transplants In India

Organ transplant is a living-saving procedure. It is a medical marvel that many individuals have benefitted from. However, as recent reports have highlighted, it is also a medical system that has invariably promoted extensive abuse of human rights. Clinical criteria and ethical considerations rather than financial motives should be the force behind successful organ donation and allocation.
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I Want My ‘Doctor Sahib' Back: Where's The Human Touch In Healthcare?

After an arduous billing process and a long wait, when we were graced with the GP's presence, my mother started speaking eagerly. But even before she had described her symptoms, the GP was already writing the new medication -- "I think you should change your BP medicine. Try this..." I couldn't stop myself. "But you haven't even measured her BP. You haven't used your stethoscope. You haven't even heard her history."