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Autor: James L. Benedict
ISBN-13: 9783319564005
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Sprache: Englisch
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A Revised Consent Model for the Transplantation of Face and Upper Limbs: Covenant Consent

73, International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine
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This book supports the emerging field of vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) for face and upper-limb transplants by providing a revised, ethically appropriate consent model which takes into account what is actually required of facial and upper extremity transplant recipients. In place of consent as permission-giving, waiver, or autonomous authorization (the standard approaches), this book imagines consent as an ongoing mutual commitment, i.e. as covenant consent. The covenant consent model highlights the need for a durable personal relationship between the patient/subject and the care provider/researcher. Such a relationship is crucial given the recovery period of 5 years or more for VCA recipients. The case for covenant consent is made by first examining the field of vascularized composite allotransplantation, the history and present understandings of consent in health care, and the history and use of the covenant concept from its origins through its applications to health care ethics today. This book explains how standard approaches to consent are inadequate in light of the particular features of facial and upper limb transplantation. In contrast, use of the covenant concept creates a consent model that is more appropriate ethically for these very complex surgeries and long-term recoveries.
Introduction.- Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation.- The Ethics of Consent.- The Meaning of Covenant.- Covenant Consent.- Conclusion.

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Autor: James L. Benedict
ISBN-13 :: 9783319564005
ISBN: 3319564005
Verlag: Springer International Publishing
Seiten: 256
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 1st ed. 2017
Sonstiges: Ebook