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The Resource Scarce goods : justice, fairness, and organ transplantation, Tom Koch

Scarce goods : justice, fairness, and organ transplantation, Tom Koch

Label
Scarce goods : justice, fairness, and organ transplantation
Title
Scarce goods
Title remainder
justice, fairness, and organ transplantation
Statement of responsibility
Tom Koch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Annotation
  • Annotation
  • Annotation
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
INU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koch, Tom
Dewey number
174/.25
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
RD120.7
LC item number
.K63 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2002 A-812
  • WO 690
NLM item number
K76s 2002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
  • Social justice
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Transplantation
  • Transplants
  • MEDICAL
  • Social justice
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
  • United States
  • Ethik
  • Transplantation
  • USA
Summary expansion
  • We call it lifeboat ethics: When there is not enough of this or that scarce good, who should die that others might survive? Born in the 19th century, when shipwrecks were frequent and lifeboats scarce, it has become a 21st century dilemma. Who should get the last hospital bed, the scarce medical drug, the limited educational doctor, the needed transplantable human heart? Tom Koch considers both lifeboat ethics and its modern application to the distribution of transplantable human organs in the United States. He shows that the scarcity of organs is exacerbated where not created by racial and regional inequalities inherent in the American health care and transplant system. The real question, he concludes, is not "who should die" when there is not enough to go around, but the reasons why scarcity pervades at all
  • Examines the reasons for scarcity of transplantable human organs in the American medical system
  • We call it lifeboat ethics: When there is not enough of this or that scarce good, who should die that others might urvive? Born in the 19th century, when shipwrecks were frequent and lifeboats scarce, it has become a 21st century dilemma. Who should get the last hospital bed, the scarce medical drug, the limited educational doctor, the needed transplantable human heart? Tom Koch considers both lifeboat ethics and its modern application to the distribution of transplantable human organs in the United States. He shows that the scarcity of organs is exacerbated where not created by racial and regional inequalities inherent in the American health care and transplant system. The real question, he concludes, is not "who should die" when there is not enough to go around, but the reasons why scarcity pervades at all
Label
Scarce goods : justice, fairness, and organ transplantation, Tom Koch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-239) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lifeboat ethics and the case of the William Brown -- The scales of justice: principles and practice -- Scarce goods: the contexts of solid organ transplanation -- The scale of justice: theories and realities -- Disappearing states: the scale of the nation -- The scale of the city: distant communities and the problem of supply -- The lifeboat's choice -- Justice in ethic's lifeboat
Control code
70763408
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 250 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780313390807
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2497bc27-3021-445b-8fab-ddc7ac4b7530
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70763408
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Scarce goods : justice, fairness, and organ transplantation, Tom Koch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-239) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lifeboat ethics and the case of the William Brown -- The scales of justice: principles and practice -- Scarce goods: the contexts of solid organ transplanation -- The scale of justice: theories and realities -- Disappearing states: the scale of the nation -- The scale of the city: distant communities and the problem of supply -- The lifeboat's choice -- Justice in ethic's lifeboat
Control code
70763408
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 250 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780313390807
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2497bc27-3021-445b-8fab-ddc7ac4b7530
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70763408
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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