Ethics and the Acquisition of Organs by T. M. WilkinsonEthics and the Acquisition of Organs by T. M. Wilkinson

Ethics and the Acquisition of Organs

byT. M. Wilkinson

Paperback | March 19, 2015

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Transplantation is a medically successful and cost-effective way to treat people whose organs have failed - but not enough organs are available to meet demand. Ethics and the Acquisition of Organs is concerned with the major ethical problems raised by policies for acquiring organs. The maintopics are the rights of the dead, the role of the family, opt in and opt out systems, the conscription of organs, living organ donation from adults and children, directed donation and priority for donors, and the sale of organs.In this ground-breaking work, T. M. Wilkinson uses concepts from moral and political theory such as autonomy, rights, posthumous interests, justice, and well-being, in a context informed by the clinical, legal, and policy aspects of transplantation. The result is a rigorous philosophical explorationof real problems and options. He argues that the ethics of acquiring organs for transplantation is not only of great intellectual interest, but also of practical importance. As such, this book will be of profit not only to students and academics who work in applied ethics and bioethics, but also tothe lawyers, policy-makers, clinicians, and lobby groups interested in transplantation.
T. M. Wilkinson is an Associate Professor in Political Studies at the University of Auckland. He is a political philosopher with a longstanding interest and publishing record in transplantation ethics. He has published on a wide range of topics besides transplantation, such as distributive justice, freedom, public health ethics, and r...
Title:Ethics and the Acquisition of OrgansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:March 19, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Transplantation and Rights Over Our Bodies3. The Possibility of Posthumous Harm4. The Moral Claims of the Dead5. The Dead and Their Families6. Consent and Uncertainty About the Wishes of the Dead7. Conscription8. Living Donor Organ Transplantation9. Inpartiality, Acquistion, and Allocation10. Organs and MoneyBibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

"A robust and highly useful volume, working through many of the issues which get raised ... but seldom are offered the necessary time and attention ... This is what Wilkinson does with skill, critical engagement and coherency, bringing together different strands of thought and perspectives ...The result is an freeiring and intellectually rigorous text ... For me it was one of those books which, once I had finished reading it, I wanted to start reading it again in order to improve my understanding of the book's material and imbibe its many salient points ... I see this book as being anexcellent resource not only for those studying in the field of applied ethics and bioethics but also those coming at the issues from the legal perspective, policymakers, clinicians, and lobby groups interested in transplantation." --BioCentre