You are a surgeon in a major hospital. A important person come in the Emergency room and it appears she will die unless she receives a heart transplant within the next hour. As fate would have it, a few rooms down the hall a young homeless woman has a heart that would be a perfect match. The homeless women has late-stage pancreatic cancer and will probably die within six months. What should you do?
I would follow the stipulated procedure for heart transplant and not divulge the status of the homeless woman as this would infringe on her rights and doctor patient confidentiality. This is because all life is equally important regardless of the social status.