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The courage to fail : a social view of organ transplants and dialysis / Renée C. Fox and Judith P. Swazey.

; Swazey, Judith P., author
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1974.
ISBN 0226259471, 9780226259475

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Other Authors Swazey, Judith P.,
Subjects Ethics, Medical.
Greffe (Chirurgie) -- Aspect social.
Hemodialysis -- Social aspects.
Hémodialyse -- Aspect social.
Kidneys, Artificial.
Medical innovations -- Social aspects.
Médecine sociale -- Innovations.
Renal Dialysis.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Social aspects.
Transplantation.
Description xviii, 395 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Copyright Date 1974.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-382) and index.
Contents Part 1, Patterns in therapeutic innovation: Transplantation: -- Gift exchange and gatekeeping -- Specialists in uncertainty: the problem of rejection -- The experiment-therapy dilemma -- The physician-investigator and his patients; -- Part 2, The courage to fail ethos: -- A sociological portrait of the transplant surgeon -- The heart transplant moratorium -- The case of the artificial heart; -- Part 3, Patterns in therapeutic innovation: Dialysis: -- "To give life": a study of Seattle's Hemodialysis Program -- Patient selection and the right to die: problems facing Seattle's Kidney Center -- Ernie Crowfeather; -- Conclusions: the societal meaning of the Courage to Fail.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1047756
(OCoLC)ocm01047756
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Fox, Renée C. 1928-
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