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Ethical Problems in Dialysis and Transplantation : Solid Earth Sciences Library - C. M. Kjellstrand

Ethical Problems in Dialysis and Transplantation

Solid Earth Sciences Library

By: C. M. Kjellstrand (Editor), J. B. Dossetor (Editor)

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Published: 31st July 1992
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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.

`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

List of contributors
Introduction - Dialyzers and transplanters are the bioethical pointmen of modern medicine
The principles
The search for a universal system of ethics: post-modern disappointments and contemporary possibilitiesp. 3
Theories of justicep. 21
Selection and commercialization
Ethics issues in selection for dialysis and transplantation: the duty of advocacyp. 37
From him that hath notp. 53
Commercialization: the buying or selling of kidneysp. 61
'For-profit' and 'not-for-profit' dialysis: cost cutting and solutions in the USAp. 73
Physicians and industry: can professional integrity be maintained?p. 91
Stopping treatment
Practical aspects of stopping dialysis and cultural differencesp. 103
Religious aspects of stopping treatmentp. 117
Legal aspects of stopping dialysisp. 127
An ethical analysis of stopping treatmentp. 143
Different views from different countries
A perspective on realityp. 155
The argument against the unrelated live donorp. 163
Ethical problems in dialysis and transplantation: Africap. 169
Japanese view of life and organ transplantationp. 183
A different view from different countries: Eastern Europep. 189
A different view from different countries: United Kingdomp. 201
Ethical problems in renal dialysis and transplantation: Chinese perspectivep. 227
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ISBN: 9780792316251
ISBN-10: 0792316258
Series: Solid Earth Sciences Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 31st July 1992
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.84 x 16.15  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.56