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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 35-40

Important ethical issues in the surgical separation of the conjoined twins jane and may that consequentialism cannot be satisfactorily dealt with


Department of Ophthalmology, College of Health Sciences, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria

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Abdulkabir Ayansiji Ayanniyi
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Health Sciences, University of Abuja, Abuja
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/nnjcr.nnjcr_17_17

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Conjoined twins are interesting human malformation. Their peculiar nature necessarily generates interests across divides. Ethical issues were generated by the surgical separation of the conjoined twins Jane and May. The consequentialist would argue that the separation has overall good. Nevertheless, a consequentialist would not be able to justify some important ethical issues arising from such surgical separation.


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