Ethical Problems in Dialysis and Transplantation

Ethical Problems in Dialysis and Transplantation

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Ethical Problems in Dialysis and Transplantation presents an overview of issues with which nephrologists and decision makers are confronted in their daily practice. The search for a universal system of ethics and theories of justice are addressed. Furthermore the work provides a normative ethical discussion of ways of distributing resources with a view to selection and commercialization. Others chapters discuss a philosophical and religious analysis of stopping treatment and the clinical and ethical aspects of stopping treatment in dialysis. Different views from different countries on the subject of dialysis and transplantation are covered including the views expressed by contributors from India, Africa, Japan, Great Britain and China. The work presents the clinician with a guide to the ethical considerations underlying the treatment of dialysis and renal transplantation patients.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 238 pages
  • 161.5 x 248.4 x 19.6mm | 562.46g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1992 ed.
  • 16 Tables, black and white; XX, 238 p.
  • 0792316258
  • 9780792316251

Table of contents

Preface; C.M. Kjellstrand, J.B. Dossetor. I: The Principles. 1. The Search for a Universal System of Ethics: Post-Modern Disappointments and Contemporary Possibilities; H. Engelhardt, Jr. 2. Theories of Justice; L.R. Churchill. II: Selection and Commercialization. 3. Ethical Issues in Selection for Dialysis and Transplantation: The Duty of Advocacy; J.B. Dossetor, M. Kjellstrand. 4. From Him that Hath Not; J. Radcliffe Richards. 5. Commercialization: The Buying and Selling of Kidneys; J.B. Dossetor, V. Manickavel. 6. For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Dialysis: Cost Cutting and Solutions in the USA; A.R. Hull. 7. Physicians and Industry -- Can Professional Integrity be Maintained? J.B. Dossetor. III: Stopping Treatment. 8. Practical Aspects of Stopping Dialysis and Cultural Differences; C.M. Kjellstrand. 9. Religious Aspects of Stopping Treatment; M. Kaye. 10. Legal Aspects of Stopping Dialysis; R. Cranford. 11. An Ethical Analysis of Stopping Treatment; C.M. Kjellstrand, J.B. Dossetor. IV: Different Views from Different Countries. 12. A Perspective on Reality; K.D. Reddy. 13. The Argument Against the Unrelated Live Donor; M.K. Mani. 14. Ethical Problems in Dialysis and Transplantation: Africa; R.S. Barsoum. 15. Japanese View on Life and Organ Transplantation; K. Atsumi. 16. Eastern Europe: A Different View from Different Countries; A. Valek. 17. Great Britain: Different Views from Different Countries; A.J. Wing. 18. Ethical Problems in Renal Dialysisand Transplantation: Chinese Perspective; Ren-Zong Qui. Index of Subjects.
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Review quote

`I intend to use Ethical Problems in Dialysis and Transplantation as a course book for renal fellows and senior medical students in elective courses. There is no reservation to my endorsement of this book as an invaluable constructive tool to aid all who worry about what really happended when Scribner let the healing genie out of the bottle.'
The New England Journal of Medicine

`Dr Kjellstrand and Dr Dossetor have put together an outstanding collection of authors. ... The book is well written, well researched, and is presented in a logical sequence, reflecting the clinical expertise of the editors. ... This book would be an appropriate acquisition for medical libraries, and for the shelves of medical ethicists, students, and those nephrologists and surgeons interested in the bioethics of renal dialysis and renal transplantation.'
Virgil Smirnow in Dialysis & Transplantation, January 1994
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