Ethical problems in dialysis and transplantation

  • Carl M. Kjellstrand
  • John B. Dossetor

Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. The principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Larry R. Churchill
      Pages 21-34
  3. Selection and commercialization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Janet Radcliffe Richards
      Pages 53-60
    3. John B. Dossetor, V. Manickavel
      Pages 61-71
  4. Stopping treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Michael Kaye
      Pages 117-125
    3. Ronald Cranford
      Pages 127-142
    4. Carl M. Kjellstrand, John B. Dossetor
      Pages 143-151
  5. Different views from different countries

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 237-238

About this book


Ethical Problems in Dialysis and Transplantation presents an overview of issues with which nephrologists and decision makers are confronted in their daily practice. The search for a universal system of ethics and theories of justice are addressed. Furthermore the work provides a normative ethical discussion of ways of distributing resources with a view to selection and commercialization. Others chapters discuss a philosophical and religious analysis of stopping treatment and the clinical and ethical aspects of stopping treatment in dialysis. Different views from different countries on the subject of dialysis and transplantation are covered including the views expressed by contributors from India, Africa, Japan, Great Britain and China. The work presents the clinician with a guide to the ethical considerations underlying the treatment of dialysis and renal transplantation patients.


dialysis ethics organ organ transplantation transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Carl M. Kjellstrand
    • 1
  • John B. Dossetor
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Division of Bioethics, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4131-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-7969-8
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