The Ethics of Organ Transplants
The Current Debate
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Ethics of Organ Transplants by Arthur L. Caplan
Book DescriptionNo one argues the need for transplants. The debate centres on how to satisfy the great need for healthy organs. Advances in medical technology and science have made organ procurement, or the search and transfer of organs and tissue from one body to another, a very important issue. Since the demand for healthy organs far exceeds the supply, many questions enter this debate, blending medicine with politics, ethics, research, religion, and other concerns. How are we to meet the need? Can we do so and still respect personal ethics and religious convictions? Can organs be obtained without turning medical emergencies into free-market enterprise? Should people be permitted to sell their organs? Should animals be sacrificed to save the lives of humans? Could cloning be considered as a future source of organs? With over thirty of the most important, influential, and up-to-date articles from leaders in ethics, medicine, philosophy, law, and politics, this book examines the numerous and tangled issues that surround organ procurement and distribution.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781573922241
(230mm x 155mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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Despite mass appeals and revolutionary changes in medicine, demand for human organs outstrips supply in the United States. This book offers a collection of writings from medicine, philosophy, economics, and religion that address the ethical challenges raised by organ transplantation.
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