Organ Transplantation: Ethical and Legal Challenges
The first successful organ transplantation was performed in 1954. Since then, the technique has evolved tremendously, giving hope and increased quality of life to many patients around the world. While the technology and drugs advance, several controversies persist regarding the way in which organs may be obtained.
Some of these dilemmas arose on the very first day in which organs’ transplantation originated; others have emerged as a result of new phenomena such as transplantation tourism, the new possibilities brought by donation after cardio-circulatory death, or increasing knowledge about the remaining physiological functions detected in patients pronounced as brain dead.
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- Self-paced Online
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Course delivery details
This course is offered through Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, a partner institute of EdX.
4–6 hours per week
- Verified Track -$29
- Audit Track - Free
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What you'll learn
- Understand the current ethical and legal challenges raised by organ transplantation.
- Grasp the clinical circumstances surrounding organ transplantation that explain those ethical and legal conundrums.
- Learn the legal and institutional frameworks that enable the practice of organ transplantation in different countries.
- Apply the bioethical principles to the domain of organ transplantation.
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