Trillium Gift of Life Network: A Moral Agent
- Categorical Imperative,
- Kantian Deontology
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This paper aims to present the case that Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) was ethically permitted to deny Delilah Saunders a liver transplant. Moral reasoning and impartiality as the minimum conception of morality support the claim that TGLN was a conscientious moral agent. Deontology supports the claim that TGLN took the appropriate ethical actions. Some argue that alcohol use disorder is a disease and denying her treatment was unethical, but alcohol use disorder is preventable. TGLN had the duty of allocating scarce livers, but they remained ethical in carrying out their duties.