Yale Journal of Biology & Medicine
Research and clinical ethics raise many questions that cannot easily be answered but that provide a platform for interesting and important discussions among research scientists, clinicians, and ethicists alike. Of the many ethical themes that run through both basic and clinical research, many of which are covered in this issue, one is the ethics surrounding organ donation, which is the focus of Robey and Marcolini’s paper, “Organ Donation after Acute Brain Death: Addressing Limitations of Time and Resources in the Emergency Department.” The cover image depicts the donation of one of our most crucial organs: the heart. As with many issues in research and clinical ethics, organ donation may first seem free of such ethical complexities, but upon a more careful analysis, the true complexities of the situation become apparent. Original cover design by Karen Tian, Yale University.
The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine is a quarterly journal reviewed and edited by Yale biomedical faculty and students. The journal aims to showcase outstanding research articles from all areas of biology and medicine, to publish significant case reviews, and to provide both perspectives on personal experiences in medicine and reviews of the current state of biology and medicine.
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Thomas E. Robey and Evadne G. Marcolini