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Title Organ shortage : ethics, law, and pragmatism / [edited by] Anne-Maree Farrell, David Price, and Muireann Quigley
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 301 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge law, medicine, and ethics
Cambridge law, medicine, and ethics.
Contents A principled and pragmatic approach to organ shortage / Anne-Maree Farrell, David Price and Muireann Quigley -- Does ethical controversy cost lives? / Margaret Brazier and John Harris -- Organ donation and transplantation: meeting the needs of a multi-ethnic and multi-faith UK population / Gurch Randhawa -- Educating the public to encourage organ donation? / Mairi Levitt -- Bereavement, decision-making and the family in organ donation / Magi Sque and Tracy Long-Sutehall -- Incentivising organ donation / Muireann Quigley -- Making the margins mainstream: strategies to maximise the donor pool / Antonia Cronin -- The allocation of organs: the need for fairness and transparency / Phil Dyer and Sheelagh McGuinness -- Ante-mortem issues affecting deceased donation: an ethico-legal perspective / John Coggon and Paul Murphy -- Institutional organisation and transplanting the 'Spanish model' / Monica Navarro-Michel -- Kidney donation: lessons from the Nordic countries / Salla Lötjönen and Nils H. Persson -- Organ donation and transplantation: the Canadian experience / Linda Wright and Diego S. Silva -- Systematic increases in organ donation: the United States experience / Alexandra K. Glazier -- Negotiating change: organ donation in the United Kingdom / Bobbie Farsides -- Addressing organ shortage in the European Union: getting the balance right / Anne-Maree Farrell -- Promoting organ donation: challenges for the future / David Price
Summary "Organ shortage is an ongoing problem in many countries. The needless death and suffering which have resulted necessitate an investigation into potential solutions. This examination of contemporary ethical means, both practical and policy-oriented, of reducing the shortfall in organs draws on the experiences of a range of countries. The authors focus on the resolution and negotiation of ethical conflict, examine systems approaches such as the 'Spanish model' and the US Breakthrough Collaboratives, evaluate policy proposals relating to incentives, presumed consent, and modifications regarding end-of-life care, and evaluate the greatly increased use of (non-heart-beating) donors suffering circulatory death, as well as living donors. The proposed strategies and solutions are not only capable of resolving the UK's own organ-shortage crisis, but also of being implemented in other countries grappling with how to address the growing gap between supply and demand for organs"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Organ donors -- Supply and demand.
Tissue Donors -- supply & distribution.
Organ Transplantation -- ethics.
Organ Transplantation -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Tissue and Organ Procurement.
Form Electronic book
Author Farrell, Anne-Maree, 1964-
Price, David P. T.
Quigley, Muireann.
ISBN 0511973535 (ebook)
1139077643 (electronic bk.)
9780511973536 (ebook)
9781139077644 (electronic bk.)