Organ Transplantation: Meanings and Realities

Organ Transplantation: Meanings and Realities

by Stuart J. Youngner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299149609

ISBN-13: 9780299149604

Pub. Date: 05/01/1996

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

This thought-provoking book ponders the far-reaching connections of organ transplantation to human experience. A collaboration among an exceptional group of scholars and physicians, it explores matters of life and death, body and mind, psyche and soul, self and other. Sponsored by the Chicago-based Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics, the…  See more details below

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This thought-provoking book ponders the far-reaching connections of organ transplantation to human experience. A collaboration among an exceptional group of scholars and physicians, it explores matters of life and death, body and mind, psyche and soul, self and other. Sponsored by the Chicago-based Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics, the volume is the result of discussions among a group encompassing many religious and cultural traditions and many fields of expertise: philosophy, art, religion, folklore, psychiatry, anthropology, literature, history, social psychology, and surgery. Whether considering scientific advances in organ transplantation and their implications for medical morality, ambiguous images of organ transplantation in centuries of art and literature, and practices of organ procurement, or the complex bonds that are forged between donors, recipients, and their families, these essays carry our understanding beyond the typical scientific and pragmatic issues raised in discussions of bioethics and public policy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299149604
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
05/01/1996
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction3
2The Realities of Organ Transplantation19
3Some Must Die32
4Why Organ Transplant Programs Do Not Succeed56
5Fearful Symmetry: Corpses for Anatomy, Organs for Transplantation?66
6Organ Vendors, Families, and the Gift of Life101
7Organ Donation and Transplantation - A Surgeon's View126
8Deadly Disputes: Ideologies and Brain Death in Japan142
9Choosing Life: Aspects of Judaism Affecting Organ Transplantation168
10Transplanting Myths of Organ Transplants194
11Cosmas and Damian: Of Medicine, Miracles, and the Economies of the Body221
12Afterthoughts: Continuing Reflections on Organ Transplantation252
Contributors275
Index279

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