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The Organ and Tissue Trade

Stefan Timmermans

in Postmortem: How Medical Examiners Explain Suspicious Deaths

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803982
eISBN:
9780226804002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226804002.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the conflict between forensic investigation and organ and tissue transplantation organization in relation to postmortem manipulation. At stake in conflicts with organ and ... More


Acquisition of Organs

F. M. Kamm

in Morality, Mortality Volume I: Death and Whom to Save From It

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195119114
eISBN:
9780199872244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195119118.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Deals with the problem of the acquisition and distribution of organs for transplantation and allows the application of the foregoing theoretical discussion of saving lives and relevant/irrelevant ... More


Justice in Transplant Organ Allocation

Rosamond Rhodes and Thomas D. Schiano

in Medicine and Social Justice: Essays on the Distribution of Health Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744206
eISBN:
9780190267551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744206.003.0041
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the current national system for allocating transplant organs in the United States. Advancing science that has improved the success of organ transplantation also creates an ... More


Making a Gift

Kieran Healy

in Last Best Gifts: Altruism and the Market for Human Blood and Organs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226322353
eISBN:
9780226322384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226322384.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter traces the emergence of the cultural account of organ donation in the U.S. from the late 1970s to the 1990s. It explains that advocates promoted the idea of organ donation by publicizing ... More


Hobson's Choices: Matching and Mismatching in Transplantation Work Processes

Richard I. Cook

in A Death Retold: Jesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830598
eISBN:
9781469605432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877524_wailoo.5
Subject:
History, Social History

Jesica Santillan's death after a donor-recipient mismatch during transplantation shook people's confidence in transplant surgery and the organ donation system in the United States. This chapter ... More


Procedures for Distribution

F. M. Kamm

in Morality, Mortality Volume I: Death and Whom to Save From It

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195119114
eISBN:
9780199872244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195119118.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Brings to a close the discussion of organ distribution for transplantation presented in the last four chapters of Part III of the book. Presents the argument against using procedures in determining ... More


Consent With Inducements: The Case of Body Parts and Services

Janet Radcliffe Richards

in The Ethics of Consent: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195335149
eISBN:
9780199866335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335149.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the bearing of financial inducements on consent, focusing on the issue of selling kidneys for transplantation. How can it be considered unethical to sell kidneys if it is ... More


Social Costs and Benefits of Transplants

in The Global Organ Shortage: Economic Causes, Human Consequences, Policy Responses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784092
eISBN:
9780804784641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784092.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter makes the medical and financial case for large increases in transplant activity. It reviews studies that examine in detail the social costs and benefits of various transplants, and ... More


Thrift-Euthanasia, in Theory and in Practice: A Critique of Non-Heart-Beating Organ Harvesting

Howard M. Ducharme

in Law and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299189
eISBN:
9780191685644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299189.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

The co-existence of physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, organ harvesting, and transplantation in modern society sets the stage for the co-joining of these practices. This chapter argues that they ... More


Morality, Mortality Volume I: Death and Whom to Save From It

F. M. Kamm

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195119114
eISBN:
9780199872244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195119118.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Morality, Mortality as a whole deals with certain aspects of ethical theory and with moral problems that arise primarily in contexts involving life‐and‐death decisions. The importance of ... More


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