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Nursing Ethics by Nisha Clement

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Chapter 25

Organ Transplantation

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Meaning and definition
  2. History of organ transplantation
  3. Methods of organ donation
  4. Stages in organ transplantation
  5. Ethical issues in organ transplantation
  6. Religious beliefs on organ transplantation
  7. Types of organ transplantation
  8. Roles and responsibilities of a nurse in organ transplantation
25.1 INTRODUCTION

Organ transplantation is replacing the faulty organ in a diseased person with a good one received from a donor. The donor can be a cadaver who has already given consent for organ transplant or it can be a living person who wishes to donate an organ, for example, in case of donation of one kidney, the other kidney of the donor is enough for him/her to survive. The recipient is a diseased ...

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