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America's Angel or Thieving Immigrant?: Media Coverage, the Santillan Story, and Publicized Ambivalence Toward Donation and Transplantation

Susan E. Morgan, Tyler R. Harrison, Lisa Volk Chewning, and Jacklyn G. Habib

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.4
Subject:
History, Social History

Jesica Santillan's botched transplant garnered intense media attention and fueled the ethical argument regarding the organ allocation system in the United States. With thousands of people on the ... More


Imagining the Nation, Imagining Donor Recipients: Jesica Santillan and the Public Discourse of Belonging

Leo R. Chavez

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.16
Subject:
History, Social History

Jesica's story is a window through which public opinion about immigration in general, and Mexican immigration in particular can be examined. This chapter explores the impact of fundamental ... More


Babes and Baboons: Jesica Santillan and Experimental Pediatric Transplant Research in America

Lesley A. Sharp

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.17
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter investigates the growing trend in high-risk, high-technology experimental pediatric research in America and the problematic relationship between experimentation, transplantation, and ... More


Introduction: Chronicles of an Accidental Death

Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston, and Peter Guarnaccia

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.3
Subject:
History, Social History

Jesica Santillan's case is an example of a grave and unprecedented error in the conduct of patient care. Jesica's death resulted from a simple but tragic mistake of donor-recipient mismatch in organ ... More


The Politics of Second Chances: Waste, Futility, and the Debate Over Jesica's Second Transplant

Keith Wailoo and Julie Livingston

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.9
Subject:
History, Social History

Jesica Santillan's second heart and lung transplant on February 21, 2003 became a controversial turning point that generated a wide range of problematic, uninformed, or widely speculative ... More


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

Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston, and Peter Guarnaccia (eds)

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

In February 2003, an undocumented immigrant teen from Mexico lay dying in a prominent American hospital due to a stunning medical oversight—she had received a heart-lung transplantation of the wrong ... More


Jesica Speaks?: Adolescent Consent for Transplantation and Ethical Uncertainty

Carolyn Rouse

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.18
Subject:
History, Social History

One of the most obvious and troubling features of the Santillan case was the fact that the central actor, Jesica, remained silent and unconscious throughout most of the events. This chapter ... More


From Libby Zion to Jesica Santillan: Many Truths

Barron H. Lerner

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.7
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter presents a comparative analysis of the 1984 Libby Zion case and the medical error in Jesica Santillan's story. Because of poor documentation and contradictory memories in the Zion case, ... More


Justice in Organ Allocation

Rosamond Rhodes

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.11
Subject:
History, Social History

Focusing on the central ethical issue of Jesica Santillan's case, this chapter discusses the question of whether transplant organs were allocated justly. Specifically, it analyzes how notions of ... More


Eligibility for Organ Transplantation to Foreign Nationals: The Relationship Between Citizenship, Justice, and Philanthropy as Policy Criteria

Eric M. Meslin, Karen R. Salmon, and Jason T. Eberl

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.15
Subject:
History, Social History

The events and commentary surrounding Jesica Santillan's case raised profound questions about the criteria used to justify her eligibility for organ transplantation and whether her citizenship should ... More


Fame and Fortune: The “Simple” Ethics of Organ Transplantation

Nancy M. P. King

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.19
Subject:
History, Social History

This concluding chapter situates the Santillan story in the broad context of other high-profile “mediagenic” medical cases from the conjoined Bijani twins to Terri Schiavo, presenting commentaries on ... More


All Things Twice, First Tragedy Then Farce: Lessons from a Transplant Error

Charles L. Bosk

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.8
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the transplant error in the Jesica Santillan's case and the main actors in the story (from Duke University Medical Center to Carolina Donor Services, from the United Network for ... More


Playing With Matches Without Getting Burned: Public Confidence in Organ Allocation

Jed Adam Gross

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.12
Subject:
History, Social History

Following Jesica Santillan's death, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the nonprofit organization that oversees the country's organ allocation network, reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring ... 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


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