Princeton University Library Catalog

The ethics of organ transplantation / edited by Steven J. Jensen.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, c2011.
Description:
xxvii, 339 p. ; 23 cm.
Summary note:
"An ever-increasing demand for organs, with over 100,000 people on waiting lists, has driven a relentless search for new sources of organs. In 1995 the American Medical Association supported taking organs from anencephalic infants, children born without brains. In 1999 the Chinese government began removing organs from members of the politically outcast religious group Falun Gong, making a lucrative profit from sales to foreigners. Recently in Belgium physicians have euthanized a patient by removing her organs.The search for fresh organs began much earlier, in 1968, when death was redefined, so that well-preserved organs could be removed from brain dead individuals. The early 1990s saw the introduction of donation after cardiac death, in which organs are taken from individuals whose hearts could still be resuscitated. Over the last two decades various countries have attempted markets in the sale of organs". --Backcover
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Brain death -- Donation after cardiac arrest -- The dead donor rule -- Gift or conscription? -- Corollaries and history.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780813218748 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0813218748 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2011012791
OCLC:
722841879
Other standard number:
  • 99947015372
Related name:
RCP:
C - S