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Are Alcoholics Less Deserving of Liver Transplants?
|Title||Are Alcoholics Less Deserving of Liver Transplants?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Journal||Hastings Center Report|
|Type of Article||Editorial|
|Keywords||ALCOHOLICS , etc. , laws , legal , LIVER , Medical , RISK-taking , United|
The article examines the right of an alcoholic to a liver transplant. The common belief in the U.S. is that those with health-risky conduct have a weaker claim to medical resources. There is a problem in determining the degree of the moral weight of the voluntary consumption of alcohol which led to liver damage in the patient.
1Accession Number: 23852067; Brudney, Daniel; Source Info: Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p41; Subject Term: LIVER -- Transplantation; Subject Term: ALCOHOLICS; Subject Term: MEDICAL care -- United States; Subject Term: LIVER -- Diseases; Subject Term: RISK-taking (Psychology); Subject Term: LEGAL status, laws, etc.; Subject Term: UNITED States; Number of Pages: 7p; Document Type: Editorial