Ethical debate over organ donation in the context of brain death.

Dublin Core

Title

Ethical debate over organ donation in the context of brain death.

Author

Bresnahan, Mary Jiang
Mahler, Kevin

Publisher

2010/02/00

Language

English

Publication Date

20100200

Abstract

This study investigated what information about brain death was available from Google searches for five major religions. A substantial body of supporting research examining online behaviors shows that information seekers use Google as their preferred search engine and usually limit their search to entries on the first page. For each of the five religions in this study, Google listings reveal ethical controversy about organ donation in the context of brain death. These results suggest that family members who go online to find information about organ donation in the context of brain death would find information about ethical controversy in the first page of Google listings. Organ procurement agencies claim that all major world religions approve of organ donation and do not address the ethical controversy about organ donation in the context of brain death that is readily available online.

Primary Classification

20.2.1

Secondary Classification

20.2.1;1.2;19.5; 1.3.12

Primary keywords

brain death--[pri];organ donation--[pri];religious ethics--[pri]

Secondary keywords

Buddhist ethics;Hindu ethics;information dissemination;Internet;Islamic ethics;Jewish ethics;Roman Catholic ethics

Subject

Google

Journal Article

Bioethics 2010 February; 24(2): 54-60

Note

37

Primary Document Type

ja

Call Number

journal

Bibliography

49 fn.

ISBN

1467-8519

Collection

Citation

“Ethical debate over organ donation in the context of brain death.,” Islamic Medical & Scientific Ethics, accessed June 18, 2024, http://imse.ibp.georgetown.domains/items/show/34647.