par Kinnaert, Paul
Référence Revue médicale de Bruxelles, 32, 6, page (523-532)
Publication Publié, 2011-11
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The article tells the evolution of the terminology concerning non heart beating donors during the two last decades and describes summarily the procedure of organ retrieval after controlled cardiac arrest. We then consider the various ethical problems created by this practice. We discuss in detail therapeutic withdrawal, the treatment of the donor during the agonal period, death certification, the doctor's conflict of interests, the presence of the family at the time of death, the quality of the organs and organ retrieval after euthanasia.