Thursday, November 17, 2011

Obamacare - Health Care Law - #3422 - Donor Dead Yet? Christian Medical Association Physicians Warn that Imminent Organ Transplant Policy Changes Threaten Patients, Open the Door to Abuse - Christian News Wire

Very dangerous changes about to occur regarding donor guideline regulations, please read.

The 16,000 member Christian Medical Association (CMA) urged a "no" vote today on proposed changes in the ethical standards the government endorses to guide organ transplants, contending that the changes would weaken ethical boundaries and could endanger patients, open the door to abusive practices by healthcare facilities and force conscientious professionals out of medicine. CMA CEO Dr. David Stevens conveyed the warning in a letter sent today to John R. Lake, M.D., President, Board of Directors of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) in Richmond, Va.  The OPTN board is considering the policy change today and tomorrow. OPTN recently proposed changes to the Donation after Cardiac Death (DCD) Model Elements. The proposed new, mandatory policy is designed to guide procedures in securing organs from patients immediately after death--the very definition of which has engendered controversy.........

CMA also noted, "The proposed Requirements remove the important stipulation separating patient care from donation solicitations. Whereas previously the hospital's primary healthcare team and the legal next of kin must have decided to withdraw ventilated support or other life-sustaining treatment before the patient is evaluated as a DCD candidate, under the proposed policy a patient may be evaluated as a DCD candidate prior to a decision by family members and caregivers, which ought to be free from external pressure. Gone is the crucial wall separating patient care from donation solicitations. Such undue influence on difficult decisions at a heart-wrenching time is ethically unacceptable." Read entire article......

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