New Harvest: Transplanting Body Parts and Reaping the Benefits by C. Don KeyesNew Harvest: Transplanting Body Parts and Reaping the Benefits by C. Don Keyes

New Harvest: Transplanting Body Parts and Reaping the Benefits

byC. Don Keyes, Walter E. Wisest

Paperback | October 23, 2012

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Since the beginning of its modern incarnation, transplantation has been an ethical timebomb. Questions have been raised about the rights of both recipient and donor, as well as the social, religious, and ethical propriety of transplantation itself.Not merely a collection of essays, New Harvest presents a dialog on the topic by members of the medical, legal, religious, and philosophical fields, all revolving around several basic issues: What are the limits of biomedical principles? . Which ethical models should guide legislation?. Brain death and the status of fetuses . New concepts of human self-identity. Brain tissue grafting, the interchangeability . Reproductive and neurological transplantation of body parts, and genetic engineering . Religious, psychiatric, legal and philosophical considerations. Insightful chapters, including one on the concept of "self-identity," bring the religious, legal, historical, and more recent topics, such as brain tissue grafting and fetal transplants, into a unified structure. A book for the concerned layperson as well as the specialist, New Harvest is an enlightening summation of a concern that is at the forefront of biomedical ethics today.
Title:New Harvest: Transplanting Body Parts and Reaping the BenefitsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:299 pagesPublished:October 23, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781461267850

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Table of Contents

Medical and Ethical Foundations. Four Ethical Concerns. Transplantation and Foundational Biomedical Ethical Values. Beginning and End of Biological Life. Medical and Historical Perspectives. Medical Concerns of Procurement. History of Transplantation and Future Trends. Reproductive and Neurological Transplantation. Reproduction and Transplantation. Brain Tissue Grafting. Psychiatric and Philosophical Perspectives on Self-Identity. Psychological Perspectives on the Process of Organ Transplantation. Sexual Performance Before and After Transplantation. Body and Self-Identity. Religious Perspectives. Introduction to Religious Perspectives. Jewish Perspectives. Christian Perspectives. Legal and Other Perspectives. Legal Aspects of Procurement. Legal Aspects of Allocation. A Word from the Other Players. Conclusion. Reaping the Bene¹ts. Index.

Editorial Reviews

This readable work identifies...ethical concerns regarding human organ transplantation....This thought-provoking and informative book is recommended.-Choice