Elective ventilation and the future of medical professionalism

Is elective ventilation an acceptable way to increase organs available for transplant? Duncan Jarvies discusses the ethics with Dominic Wilkinson (associate professor of neonatal medicine and bioethics, and consultant neonatologist, at the University of Adelaide).

And Harriet Vickers talks to Iona Heath (president of the Royal College of General Practitioners) and David Haslam (president of the British Medical Association) about how the NHS reforms fundamentally threaten medical professionalism.

See also:
Actively delaying death to increase organ donation
Back from the grave: should we allow elective ventilation?
Obligatory ventilation: why “elective ventilation” should not be elective

Demo video

Audio chapters:

Elective ventilation: 0:27

The future of medical professionalism: 8:24

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