Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Veatch, Robert M., author

Title Transplantation ethics / Robert M. Veatch & Lainie Friedman Ross
Edition Second edition
Published [Washington, D.C.] : Georgetown University Press, [2015]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  174.297954 Vea/Tet 2015  AVAILABLE
Description xxi, 451 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Part I. Defining Death -- Part II. Procuring Organs
Summary 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 the deceased have successfully been procured and transplanted into a living person. The three critical issues that Robert Veatch outlined in the first edition of 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 in the field of transplantation ethics during the past fifteen years. 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 F. Ross, transplant professionals and advocates will find a comprehensive update of this critical work on transplantation policies.--Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Transplantation -- ethics.
Tissue and Organ Procurement -- ethics.
Brain Death.
Presumed Consent -- ethics.
Tissue Donors -- ethics.
Patient Selection -- ethics.
Author Ross, Lainie Friedman, author
LC no. 2014019683
ISBN 9781626161689 (hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
1626161682 (hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
9781626161672 (paperback;) (alk. paper)
1626161674 (paperback;) (alk. paper)