Selection of Cardiac Transplant Recipients and Their Subsequent Psychosocial Adjustment

  • Lois K. Christopherson
  • Donald T. Lunde
Part of the Current Topics in Mental Health book series (CTMH)


The selection of recipients for organ transplantation and the relationship of selection to the patient’s psychosocial adjustment after transplantation have received much attention in the past several years. No set of definitive criteria for the selection of suitable candidates for transplantation has yet been formulated. Although at many centers the criteria for selection are predominantly medical, it seems reasonable that other criteria of a psychosocial nature should enter into these selection procedures since candidates are being chosen for complicated, expensive, and somewhat experimental procedures involving long-term, intensive medical follow-up.


Family Physician Heart Transplant Psychosocial Adjustment Transplant Survivor Transplant Team 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lois K. Christopherson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Donald T. Lunde
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family, Community, and Preventive MedicineStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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