Pediatric liver transplantation - Ethical dilemmas in a disabled patient

Asaf Toker, L. Salzer

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Abstract

Allocation of medical resources, especially resources with absolute scarcity such as organs for transplant, is a difficult task. Medical, surgical, and ethical considerations should be evaluated. In solid organ transplantation, ethics committees are the gate keepers that deal with moral philosophy when moral values are in conflict. Often, no good solution to a dilemma in these medical ethics exists. Our case presents split living liver donation for retransplantation in a mentally disabled girl, with few medical ethics principles at stake.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E257-E260
JournalPediatric Transplantation
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2012

Keywords

  • dilemma
  • disabled child
  • ethics committee

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