Organ Substitution Technology: Ethical, Legal, and Public Policy Issues

Organ Substitution Technology: Ethical, Legal, and Public Policy Issues

by Deborah R. Mathieu
     
 

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$55. med Organ donation, distribution, and transplantation (generically, organ substitution) is central to the debate on allocation of scarce resourcesthe preeminent issue in biomedical ethics. Mathieu (philosophy, University of Arizona) has succeeded ably in designing a reference tool indispensable in any discussion of organ transplantation. In 21 chapters introduced with precision and clarity by Mathieu, experts like Arthur Caplan, George Annas, H. Tristram Engelhardt, and Daniel Brock offer in-depth analysis of the issues. Of particular importance is the long section on artificial heart implantation, a crucial case study in the complexity of resource allocation. Detailed appendixes, charts, and a thorough bibliography make this a noteworthy addition to the literature. Recommended for libraries in ethics and medicine.Rev. David A. Buehler, Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River, Mass.

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ISBN-13:
9780813305448
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
04/28/1988
Pages:
340

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