Partial Liver Transplantation From Living Donors
Blumstein, James F.
Lantos, John D.
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 1992 Fall; 1(4): 305-325.
The ethics committee of the University of Sao Paulo Medical College Hospital and Clinics has authorized partial liver transplantation from living donors. The request for this type of transplantation was brought to the committee by a team of professors of surgery operating at the university, headed by Dr. Silvano Raia. Their request and justifications are presented here, with discussion [commentaries by Blumstein, Caplan, Hoshino, and Siegler and Lantos] following.
Adults; Altruism; Autonomy; Children; Clinical Ethics; Clinical Ethics Committees; Coercion; Competence; Consent; Decision Making; Developing Countries; Disclosure; Donors; Ethical Analysis; Ethical Review; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Hospitals; Incentives; Institutional Policies; Livers; Living Donors; Liver Transplantation; Motivation; Organ Donation; Remuneration; Research; Review; Risks and Benefits; Scarcity; Surgery; Tissue Donation; Tissue Transplantation; Transplant Recipients; Transplantation; Utilitarianism;
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