Transplantation Ethics (2nd ed.)

by Robert M. Veatch, Lainie F. Ross

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  • 1626161690
  • 9781626161672
  • 9781626161696
Although the history of organ transplant has its roots in ancient Christian mythology, it is only in the past fifty years that body parts from a dead person have successfully been procured and transplanted into a living person. After fourteen years, the three main issues that Robert Veatch first outlined in his seminal study Transplantation Ethics still remain: deciding when human beings are dead; deciding when it is ethical to procure organs; and deciding how to allocate organs, once procured.

However, much has changed. Enormous strides have been made in immunosuppression. Alternatives to the donation model are debated much more openly—living donors are used more widely and hand and face transplants have become more common, raising issues of personal identity. In this second edition of Transplantation Ethics, coauthored by Lainie Friedman Ross, transplant professionals and advocates will find a comprehensive update of this critical work on transplantation policies.

  • Georgetown University Press; December 2014
  • ISBN: 9781626161696
  • Edition: 2
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  • Title: Transplantation Ethics
  • Author: Robert M. Veatch; Lainie F. Ross
  • Imprint: Georgetown University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1626161690
  • 9781626161672
  • 9781626161696
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1626161690
  • 9781626161672
  • 9781626161696