Book: Teaching Ethics in Organ Transplantation and Tissue Donation
Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine
Editors: Prof. Dr. Silke Schicktanz, Prof. Dr. Claudia Wiesemann und Dr. Sabine Wöhlke in Kooperation mit Amnon Carmi UNESCO chair in Bioethics
Publisher: Göttingen University Press, 2010 Softcover, 81 pp.: 15,00 €
Organ transplantation is a thrilling new option of modern surgery, giving hope to chronically ill patients, and, at the same time, stirring controversial ethical debates about human identity and the meaning of the human body. Being a transnational and global endeavor, organ transplantation raises universal ethical concerns but has to be adapted to culturally embedded believes. In this book, 30 international case studies collected from all over the world illustrate the range of global and local ethical, social, and cultural problems associated with this new form of treatment. Accompanied by a list of relevant movies, the collection provides a unique resource for ethics education in medicine, health care, philosophy, and religious studies. A systematic introduction into the field of transplantation ethics complements the teaching material.