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Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. February 2016, Volume 18, Number 2: 95-194.

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Liver Transplant Ethics: From Donation to Allocation

Ethics Poll

Poll Question 1

Which is the most important value that should be used when prioritizing patients listed for organ transplant?

For an analysis of this set of ethical concepts, see the February 2016 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Content Question 1

Which of the following are clinical criteria in each of the United States for declaring a patient dead?

Find an answer to this question in the February 2016 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

From the Editor

Health Care Rich, Resource Poor: Struggling with the National Shortage of Organs in Liver Transplantation
Natasha H. Dolgin
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:97-100.

Ethics Cases

Should Physicians Attempt to Persuade a Patient to Accept a Compromised Organ for Transplant?
Commentary by Andy A. Tully, Geraldine C. Diaz, and John F. Renz
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:101-107.

How to Communicate Clearly about Brain Death and First-Person Consent to Donate
Commentary by Stuart J. Youngner
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:108-114.

Conley Essay Contest

2015 Winning Essay
Can Social Media Help Increase the Organ Supply While Avoiding Exploitation and Trafficking?

Gowri Kabbur
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:115-121.

Podcast

Organ Distribution Policy Controversies and Options: An Interview with Dorry Segev Listen

The Code Says

The AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinions Relevant to Organ Transplantation and Procurement
Bette-Jane Crigger
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:122-125.

In the Literature

Ethical Dilemmas in Liver Transplant Organ Allocation: Is it Time for a New Mathematical Model?
Aaron Ahearn
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:126-132.

Policy Forum

Regulations’ Impact on Donor and Recipient Selection for Liver Transplantation: How Should Outcomes be Measured and MELD Exception Scores be Considered?
Joel T. Adler and David A. Axelrod
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:133-142.

Technology- and Policy-Based Strategies for Increasing Supply of Deceased Donor Livers
Katrina A. Bramstedt and Jean-Baptiste Hoang
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:143-152.

Elective Transplantation for MMA Patients: How Ought Patients’ Needs for Organs to Be Prioritized when Transplantation Is Not their Only Available Treatment?
Alon B. Neidich and Eitan Neidich
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:153-155.

Medicine and Society

Organ Donation as a Collective Action Problem: Ethical Considerations and Implications for Practice
Keren Ladin
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:156-162.

Second Thoughts

Ethical Considerations of Transplantation and Living Donation for Patients with Alcoholic Liver Diseases
Ajay Singhvi, Alexandra N. Welch, Josh Levitsky, Deepti Singhvi, and Elisa J. Gordon
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:163-173.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:174-191.

About the Contributors
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:192-194.