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Legal and Ethical Concerns in Medicine

Legal and Ethical Concerns in Treating Kidney Failure

Case Study Workbook

Editors: Friedman, E.A. (Ed.)

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Once dialysis treatment, in 1960, permitted life prolongation for some but not all patients in kidney failure, an `ethical genie' was released. The introduction of peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplantation compounded the physician's dilemma by underscoring those left untreated. Who should be selected for uremia therapy? Should exclusion from treatment be properly delegated to administrators or physicians, or better left to a committee? Are some candidates more worthy than others? As examples: Do Presidents and Kings warrant priority in cadaver organ allocation over ordinary citizens? Are rich people more deserving than the poor? Is it ethical to choose a younger over an older patient? Can children and/or mentally incompetent persons serve as living organ donors? Is it proper to market organs under controlled circumstances?
Eli A. Friedman, an experienced nephrology training program director, and Medical Advisor to the American Association of Kidney Patients, has collected 24 difficult cases that focus on these and other vexing though common stressful issues faced by those who manage kidney patients. Using a novel approach to each case, the opinions of lawyers, nephrologists, patients, and a transplant surgeon are proffered sequentially. Friedman asks and then answers searching questions arising from the debate. The quality of information presented is positively flavored by the fact that three of the respondents (one an attorney) are kidney transplant recipients.
Members of the kidney team, those immersed in seeking truth in medical ethics, and all participating in exploring the legality or ethical basis of organ replacement will find this book pertinent to their effort.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Legal and Ethical Concerns in Treating Kidney Failure
Book Subtitle
Case Study Workbook
Editors
  • E.A. Friedman
Series Title
Legal and Ethical Concerns in Medicine
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4355-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4355-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6570-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5875-9
Series ISSN
1568-2293
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 213
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