Replacement Parts: The Ethics of Procuring and Replacing Organs in Humans (Hardcover)

Replacement Parts: The Ethics of Procuring and Replacing Organs in Humans By Arthur L. Caplan (Editor), James J. McCartney (Editor), Daniel P. Reid (Editor) Cover Image

Replacement Parts: The Ethics of Procuring and Replacing Organs in Humans (Hardcover)

By Arthur L. Caplan (Editor), James J. McCartney (Editor), Daniel P. Reid (Editor)

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The supply of human organs in the United States continues to lag behind demand. By any objective standard the public policy of "encouraged volunteerism," established with the adoption of the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act in 1968, has failed. How should the United States and the health care community address this ongoing scarcity? What strategies would be both morally acceptable and effective? Noted bioethicist Arthur Caplan and his coeditors have brought together seminal essays and articles from the most significant literature in the fields of medicine, policy, philosophy and religion to help analyze and assess these questions. Caplan's introductory essay explains why present policies are inadequate, and succeeding sections of the book address the following issues: the determination of death and the "dead donor rule"; the morally divisive case of anencephalic infants as organ donors; the sale of cadaveric or live organs; strategies for increasing the number of available organs, including the market; and how some organ seekers, such as Apple's Steve Jobs, "game the system" by creating advantageous circumstances for organ donation.
Arthur L. Caplan is head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center and the author or editor of over thirty books and six hundred articles.James J. McCartney is an associate professor in the Philosophy Department at Villanova University and an adjunct professor in its School of Law. In the past he has been the ethics consultant for several major health systems in the United States.Daniel P. Reid is a recent graduate of Villanova University.
Product Details ISBN: 9781626162358
ISBN-10: 1626162352
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2015
Pages: 320
Language: English