The International Library of Bioethics

The Ethics of Rapid Tissue Donation (RTD)

Constructing a Formal and Substantial Informed Consent Process

Authors: mannelli, chiara

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  • The first book to cover ethical issues raised by Rapid Tissue Donation in oncology research
  • Develops an original philosophical analysis at the cutting edge of oncology research, medical ethics and policy making
  • Provides an ethical analysis accessible to medical professionals, oncology researchers, policy makers and the wider public 
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This book offers a reflection on the central role that the ethics of informed consent plays in Rapid Tissue Donation (RTD). RTD is an advanced oncology procedure that involves the procurement, for research purposes, of “fresh” tissues within two to six hours of a cancer patient’s death. Since RTD involves the retrieval of tissues after death, and since the collected tissues are of great importance for medical research, the need for any form of informed consent to regulate this procedure has been questioned. This book argues for the necessity of informed consent to govern RTD, and it provides the reader with a bespoke informed consent process applicable to cancer patients. The analysis unfolds at the intersection between applied ethics, public health ethics, and clinical ethics, and it is informed by philosophical theories of informed consent and by the social implications of individual choices. By viewing medical issues relating to informed consent in oncology from an ethical perspective, the book combines philosophical analysis with discussion of concrete cancer-related issues. As a result, the book is suitable for readers interested in ethical reasoning as well as for those with a medical background. It contributes to contemporary research by offering an original analysis that relies on a rigorous philosophical approach to address innovative issues at the cutting edge of medical research and policy making.

About the authors

Chiara Mannelli was born in Italy. She was awarded an MS in bioethics from Columbia University and a PhD in bioethics. Interested in the ethics of scientific and technological advances applied to the field of medicine, her research has mainly focused on informed consent in oncology research. She worked at the Candiolo Cancer Institute and then at the Italian Ministry of Health to which she contributes her expertise on the current ethical aspects of research and innovation. Mannelli is an expert member in the field of bioethics of the Ethics Committee of the Italian Istituto Superiore di Sanità.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 71,68 €
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Hardcover 88,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ethics of Rapid Tissue Donation (RTD)
Book Subtitle
Constructing a Formal and Substantial Informed Consent Process
Authors
Series Title
The International Library of Bioethics
Series Volume
85
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-67201-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-67201-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-67200-3
Series ISSN
2662-9186
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 188
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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