Ethical Challenges of Organ Transplantation

Current Debates and International Perspectives

Edited by Solveig Lena Hansen and Silke Schicktanz

Transcript-Verlag

Ethical Challenges of Organ Transplantation

Pub Date: May 2020

ISBN: 9783837646436

320 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $45.00

Ethical Challenges of Organ Transplantation

Current Debates and International Perspectives

Edited by Solveig Lena Hansen and Silke Schicktanz

Transcript-Verlag

This collection features comprehensive overviews of the various ethical challenges in organ transplantation. International readings well-grounded in the latest developments in the life sciences are organized into systematic sections and engage with one another, offering complementary views. All core issues in the global ethical debate are covered: donating and procuring organs, allocating and receiving organs, as well as considering alternatives. Due to its systematic structure, the volume provides an excellent orientation for researchers, students, and practitioners alike to enable a deeper understanding of some of the most controversial issues in modern medicine.

About the Author

Solveig Lena Hansen, born in 1984, is a postdoctoral researcher at the University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany. After an MA in Comparative Literature, she did her PhD in Bioethics at the University of Göttingen in 2016. Her ethical research focusses on organ transplantation, stem cells, and obesity. She also specializes in the field of narrative bioethics, analyzing the negotiation of bioethical issues in literature and film.

Silke Schicktanz, born in 1970, is full-professor at the Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine at the University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany. Her research focuses on the cultural and ethical study of biomedicine. She has lead many international cooperations and was visiting researcher at UC Berkeley, San Francisco State University, Tel Aviv University, JNU Delhi, Montreal Université and University of Lancaster.