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September 2009
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Organ transplantation is an essential element of treatment for a wide range of diseases, but despite increasing surgical success rates there remain many other issues affecting selection of patients and clinical outcome with which clinicians and patients themselves must be familiar. Originally published in 2000, this book reviews psychosocial, psychiatric and ethical aspects of organ transplantation in a uniquely authoritative way. Drawing heavily on the pioneering work of the Pittsburgh transplant team, it surveys the essentials of transplantation biology before engaging with a range of topics fundamental to the success of the procedure and the quality of life of recipients and donors alike. The interdisciplinary approach and the authority of the contributors will make this book of value to anyone with an interest in organ transplantation procedures.


Review of the hardback:‘ … this book is a convenient, comprehensive, accessible presentation of many societal and psychological issues affecting the practice of organ transplantation … it will interest all transplantation-team members.’

Source: The New England Journal of Medicine

Review of the hardback:‘… should be very useful for the doctors who select patients for organ transplantation or who are involved in the follow-up of these patients. It should be of great interest for psychiatrists and also for psychologists, both of whom, increasingly, are part of organ-transplantation teams.’

Didier Houssin Source: The Lancet

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