The Challenge of the Greater Good: Ethical Dilemmas in Liver Allocation

The MacLean Center Seminar Series: The Challenge of the Greater Good: Ethical Dilemmas in Liver Allocation

Kimberly Olthoff, MD, the Donald Guthrie Professor of Surgery in the Division of Transplantation at Pennsylvania University, discusses the ethical dilemmas facing liver donation allocations. Organ transplantation raises almost every important medical e...

Summary

Kimberly Olthoff, MD, the Donald Guthrie Professor of Surgery in the Division of Transplantation at Pennsylvania University, discusses the ethical dilemmas facing liver donation allocations.

Organ transplantation raises almost every important medical ethical issue, including: standards for determining death, informed consent, the fair allocation of scarce resources, research on human subjects, global health concerns, and more. The MacLean Center’s Seminar Series has examined Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation.

This year’s interdisciplinary seminar series was organized by Mark Siegler, MD, Director of the MacLean Center. The seminars are cosponsored by the Transplant Center at the University of Chicago Medicine.

Learn more about the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at http://medicine.uchicago.edu/centers/ethics/welcome.html

 

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Duration:
1 hour, 3 minutes, 34 seconds
Recorded:
October 10, 2012
Published: December 21, 2012
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