International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine

Organ Transplantation in Times of Donor Shortage

Challenges and Solutions

Editors: Jox, Ralf, Assadi, Galia, Marckmann, Georg (Eds.)

  • Deals with the latest developments in transplantation medicine worldwide
  • Transgresses borders of disciplines and cultures that usually restrict the perspective on transplantation ethics
  • Provides a uniquely pragmatic goal, offering new ideas and manageable solutions to the urgent societal problem of organ shortage
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This book analyzes the reasons for organ shortage and ventures innovative ideas for approaching this problem. It presents 29 contributions from a highly interdisciplinary group of world experts and upcoming professionals in the field. Every year thousands of patients die while waiting for organ transplantation. Health authorities, medical professionals and bioethicists worldwide point to the urgent and yet unsolved problem of organ shortage, which will be even intensified due to the increasing life expectancy. Even though the practical problem seems to be well known, the search for suitable solutions continues and often restricts itself by being limited through disciplinary and national borders. Combining philosophical reflection with empirical results, this volume enables a unique insight in the ethics of organ transplantation and offers fresh ideas for policymakers, health care professionals, academics and the general public.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Organ Transplantation in Times of Donor Shortage. An Introduction

    Assadi, Galia (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Brain Death, Justified Killing and the Zombification of Humans – Does the Transplantation Dilemma Require New Ways of Conceptualizing Life and Death?

    Eichinger, Tobias

    Pages 9-17

  • Bodily Integrity as a Barrier to Organ Donation

    Viens, A. M.

    Pages 19-26

  • The Role of Body Concepts for Donation Willingness. Insights from a Survey with German Medical and Economics Students

    Wöhlke, Sabine (et al.)

    Pages 27-49

  • Foundations of a Duty to Donate Organs

    Mendis, Katherine

    Pages 51-60

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-16440-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-34754-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Organ Transplantation in Times of Donor Shortage
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Solutions
Editors
  • Ralf Jox
  • Galia Assadi
  • Georg Marckmann
Series Title
International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine
Series Volume
59
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-16441-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-16441-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-16440-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34754-7
Series ISSN
1567-8008
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 352
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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