Georgetown University Press, 2000 - 427 Seiten
Three decades after the first heart transplant surgery stunned the world, organs including eyes, lungs, livers, kidneys, and hearts are transplanted every day. But despite its increasingly routine nature-or perhaps because of it-transplantation offers enormous ethical challenges. A medical ethicist who has been involved in the organ transplant debate for many years, Robert M. Veatch explores a variety of questions that continue to vex the transplantation community, offering his own solutions in many cases.
Ranging from the most fundamental questions to recently emerging issues, Transplantation Ethics is the first complete and systematic account of the ethical and policy controversies surrounding organ transplants. Veatch structures his discussion around three major topics: the definition of death, the procurement of organs, and the allocation of organs. He lobbies for an allocation system-administered by nonphysicians-that considers both efficiency and equity, that takes into consideration the patient's age and previous transplant history, and that operates on a national rather than a regional level.
Rich with case studies and written in an accessible style, this comprehensive reference is intended for a broad cross section of people interested in the ethics of transplantation from either the medical or public policy perspective: patients and their relatives, transplantation professionals, other health care professionals and administrators, social workers, members of organ procurement organizations, and government officials involved in the regulation of transplants.
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Religious and Cultural Perspectives
Welcome Definition or Dangerous Judgment?
Two An Ethical Framework
Welcome Definition or Dangerous Judgment? Candidates for Death
Problems for Public Policy
Six The Impending Collapse of the WholeBrain Definition of Death
How Much Individual
THIRTEEN NonHeartBeating Cadaver Donors
FOURTEEN Report of the Anencephaly Task Force of
Minors and the Elderly
HIVPositive and Other
SEVENTEEN The Ethics of Xenografts
EIGHTEEN Who Empowers Medical Doctors to Make Allocative
NINETEEN A General Theory of Allocation
Does the Alcoholic
How Much Individual Choice
EIGHT Crafting a New Definition of Death Law
The Two Models of Organ Procurement
is based in part on Routine Inquiry about Organ DonationAn Alternative
An Alternative to Presumed Consent
Including the Permanently
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