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Revista chilena de cirugía

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BECA I, JUAN PABLO; RAZMILIC T, MILA  y  RIUS A, MONTSERRAT. Barbara, a potential organ donnor. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2011, vol.63, n.4, pp. 426-429. ISSN 0718-4026.

This article presents the case of a 47 year old woman, on encephalic death state, who had not expressed her willing or acceptance for organ donation. The case is described as a narrative, contextualized, and in an anonymous way. A bioethical analysis of the family decision making and of the role of transplant coordinator is proposed. This presentation, with the description of its whole context and of the factors that influenced decisions, has the purpose to contribute to the development of deliberation competencies and to increase the awareness of the ethics problems of family decisions, of the conditions of anonymous organ assignation and of the of the end of life's meanings.

Palabras clave : Organ transplantation; organ procurement; transplantation conditioning; brain death; value of life.

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