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Children as Tissue Donors

Regulatory Protection, Medical Ethics, and Practice

Authors: Then, Shih-Ning

  • Provides a comprehensive and integrated legal, ethical and empirical analysis of regenerative tissue donation by children
  • Couples a legal exposition of the donor child’s position with the medico-ethical reality of clinical practice
  • Presents a multi-faceted and nuanced view of the donor child’s position
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About this book

This book examines the position of children who provide tissue to potentially save the life of another. It questions whether child donors of all ages have been treated appropriately and whether they are sufficiently protected in acting as tissue donors, and ultimately considers whether a new regulatory response is needed to benefit donor children.
The book couples a legal exposition of the donor child’s position with the medico-ethical reality of clinical practice. In recent years, a growing body of literature concerning the clinical experiences and outcomes for child donors has emerged. This book adds to this by examining another dimension – the regulatory frameworks at play. It examines the ethical arguments for and against children acting as tissue donors and provides an original analysis of the legal and non-legal regulatory frameworks governing children’s participation in the United Kingdom, United States and Australia. It combines these doctrinal and theoretical approaches with insights into clinical practice gained from the results of qualitative research conducted with health professionals.
The analysis inevitably explores the more general issues of children’s right to make medical decisions, the role of parents in decision-making, the value of the best interests test and alternative (legal and ethical) standards, rights of participation of children before the courts, and the role of law and other forms of regulation in a clinical context.

About the authors

Shih-Ning Then is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law and a member of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at Queensland University of Technology. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of health law and ethics. Her research interests include issues in healthcare faced by groups traditionally considered as vulnerable in society who have often been denied a ‘voice’, including children and adults with decision-making difficulties. Shih-Ning is an interdisciplinary scholar who works with clinicians, ethicists and social scientists in her research. She is the recipient of competitive grant funding and is currently a member of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council’s Organ and Tissue Working Committee.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Then, Shih-Ning

    Pages 1-18

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  • The Ethics of Children Donating Tissue to Another

    Then, Shih-Ning

    Pages 19-61

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  • Ethical Frameworks and Their Influence on Practice

    Then, Shih-Ning

    Pages 63-97

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  • Regulation of Child Tissue Donors in the United Kingdom

    Then, Shih-Ning

    Pages 99-124

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  • Regulation of Child Tissue Donors in Australia

    Then, Shih-Ning

    Pages 125-161

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Buy this book

eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-3047-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3046-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children as Tissue Donors
Book Subtitle
Regulatory Protection, Medical Ethics, and Practice
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3047-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3047-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3046-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 245
Topics