TITLE

Ethical considerations in live liver donation to children

AUTHOR(S)
Ventura, Kara Ann
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Progress in Transplantation;Jun2010, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p186
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Transplant professionals are often faced with ethical situations in practice. In the field of pediatric transplantation, these ethical dilemmas can be even more profound than in adults. Transplant professionals must have a firm foundation of professional and personal ethical principles in order to handle ethical situations they encounter. This paper provides an ethical review of issues that arise during live liver donation from a parent to a child.
ACCESSION #
51203360

 

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