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Medical Tourism for Experimental Therapies: An In-Depth Exploration of Stem Cell Therapy Tourism

I. Glenn Cohen

in Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199975099
eISBN:
9780190205522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975099.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter focuses on patients who travel abroad to receive experimental therapies unavailable in their home country, with a focus on stem cell therapies. This form of medical tourism raises ... More


More Trials and Some Tribulations

Michael B. Bracken

in Risk, Chance, and Causation: Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300188844
eISBN:
9780300189551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188844.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter presents and discusses a scenario wherein randomized clinical trials do not work. Some of the problems it looks at include patients discussing their experimental treatment with other ... More


Sadie Fineman: A Question of Denial?

David Barnard, Patricia Boston R.N., Anna Towers, and Yanna Lambrinidou

in Crossing Over: Narratives of Palliative Care

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195123432
eISBN:
9780199999835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123432.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses Sadie Fineman, an 80 year old with a large cancerous mass in her pancreas, and the denial of Ms. Fineman's family in accepting the gravity of the situation and her impending ... More


Mobilizing the Paralyzed Online

Priscilla Song

in Biomedical Odysseys: Fetal Cell Experiments from Cyberspace to China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174778
eISBN:
9781400885282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174778.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces the spatial and temporal dynamics of CareCure—an online discussion forum devoted to research and treatment for spinal cord injury (SCI). Created from a U.S. neuroscientist's ... More


the use of experimental therapies: awakenings

rebecca e. wolitz and christine grady

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0048
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter uses the film Awakenings (1990) to set the stage for a discussion of the use of experimental therapies. The film focuses on Dr. Sayer (Robin Williams) who administers L-DOPA to one of ... More


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