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Vol 21 No 12 Dec 16/Jan 17

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 7: 2016

Edited by: Daniel Clarry, Christopher Sargeant
Price: £90.00

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Key Legal and Ethical Issues in Living Donor Organ Transplantation

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ISBN13: 9780754620297
ISBN: 0754620298
Published: April 2001
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



This work is a global comparison and analysis of law relating to LDT. It also systematically analyzes the key ethical and legal issues in LDT. Aided by data from a programme of interviews with and questionnaires from transplant professionals, living donors and recipients, the book reaches conclusion as to the feasibility and need for increasing use of LDT in the light of current practice and attitudes and the growing shortage in kidneys (amongst other organs). Extensive increases in LDT use are shown to be necessary and feasibly achievable without compromising high ethical and legal standards. Detailed recommendations are made for the regulation of LDT.

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Contents:
Beneficence and maleficence; informed choice; motivation and voluntariness; minors; incompetent adults; commerce and compensation; a change of approach.