Not a live organ donation but interesting that a heartbeat (even if it's a heartbeat supported by machines) causes such a drastically different response!
What striked me the most about today's reading was the observation of the HCW's autonomy. Although all physicians upon completing their academic pursuit and receiving their white coats are expected to formally and publicly deliver the Hippocratic Oath, sacrificing their abilities to serve their clients, it seems to me that their autonomy is rarely considered. From this observation I question under what circumstances a physician has the opportunity to withdraw him/ herself from treating a patient if he/she feels that doing so could possibly harm his/her well-being regarding health, social, and/ or economic concerns? Likewise, whose autonomy would be deemed more important?