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HOW TO CITE| Damian, S., Necula, R., Streba, I., & SANDU, Antonio (2012). Contemporary ethical controversies about possible treatments in diabetes mellitus (pancreas transplant, alternative methods). Prezentată la International Scientific Conference: Logos, Universality, Mentality, Education, Novelty 21 mai-3 iunie 2012, Iaşi.
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Diabetes is a global disease whose effects havean intense impact on the health of individuals suffering from this disorder. Type II diabetes is considered primarily as a lifestyle disorder that is growing, especially in developing countries.
This paper aims to identify contemporary ethical controversies about non standard medical therapies in diabetes, thus bringing into question alternative therapies and pancreas transplantation implications.
The issue of organ donation raises special ethical issues, sometimes difficult to interpret. Therefore it is difficult to exclude certain doubts regarding the act of donation, which is why most national transplant systems insist that receiving organs from living donors can be accepted only when the reasons are clearly emotional, genetic and selfless, without internal or external pressures and only when both donor and recipient act based on an informed consent, the decision belonging to them entirely. Ethical nature of these procedures is shaped by the idea that organ donation can not be subject to material benefits, the donation must be a human, selfless act, the action itself being controlled by the donor, exercising its right to autonomy.
Diabetes mellitus, ethical controversies, alternative therapies, organ transplantation.