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dc.creatorKalliainen, Loree Ken
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:40:24Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:40:24Zen
dc.date.created2010-10en
dc.date.issued2010-10en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1055/s-0030-1262949en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of reconstructive microsurgery 2010 Oct; 26(8): 547-54en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Supporting+facial+transplantation+with+the+pillars+of+bioethics.&title=Journal+of+reconstructive+microsurgery+&volume=26&issue=8&date=2010-10&au=Kalliainen,+Loree+Ken
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0030-1262949en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1021115en
dc.description.abstractFacial transplantation has recently been offered to patients with severely disfigured faces not amenable to functional reconstruction with autologous tissues. Arguments against this procedure include risks of immunosuppression, the concern that it will be done for cosmesis, the belief that acceptable reconstruction can be achieved with autologous tissues, the potential impact on the patient of graft failure, and the concern that the procedure may be adopted by unqualified centers. If we look to bioethics to help us dissect the question of whether or not facial transplantation should be performed, we see that the majority of the arguments have been proscriptive rather than prescriptive. There are valid arguments in favor of facial transplantation based on the prescriptive pillars of bioethics: autonomy, justice, and beneficence. This article attempts to reframe the dialogue in a prescriptive manner.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:334799en
dc.subjectAutonomyen
dc.subjectBeneficenceen
dc.subjectFacial Transplantationen
dc.subjectJusticeen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectTransplantationen
dc.subject.classificationBioethicsen
dc.subject.classificationDonation / Procurement of Organs and Tissuesen
dc.titleSupporting Facial Transplantation With the Pillars of Bioethicsen
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