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The Resource The organ donor experience : good samaritans and the meaning of altruism, Katrina A. Bramstedt and Rena Down

The organ donor experience : good samaritans and the meaning of altruism, Katrina A. Bramstedt and Rena Down

Label
The organ donor experience : good samaritans and the meaning of altruism
Title
The organ donor experience
Title remainder
good samaritans and the meaning of altruism
Statement of responsibility
Katrina A. Bramstedt and Rena Down
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Organ donors are, by definition, altruists, and their act is even more generous when they remain anonymous. But altruism doesn't tell the whole story. There are myriad motivations, some subconscious, some conscious, that compel people to donate a part of themselves to someone they don't know. The Organ Donor Experience uncovers the desires, personalities and motivations of Good Samaritan organ donors and reveals much about the process of donating an organ to a needy recipient"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Bramstedt, Katrina
Dewey number
617.9/54
Index
index present
LC call number
RD129.5
LC item number
.B73 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Down, Rena
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Organ donors
  • Organ donors
  • Generosity
  • Donation of organs, tissues, etc
  • Tissue Donors
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Altruism
Label
The organ donor experience : good samaritans and the meaning of altruism, Katrina A. Bramstedt and Rena Down
Link
http://covers.rowmanlittlefield.com/L/14/422/1442211156.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Ethics and altruism. Ethics, values, motivations ; Fred : a real-life superhero ; Josie : crisis control ; Matt : making amends -- Destined to be a donor. Constructs of destiny ; Dave : the voice on the beach ; Cheryl : the game is on hold today ; Max : how many people can I help? ; Jeff : blind but with clear vision ; Jack : in memory of September 11 -- Serving others and giving back. Trends among good Samaritans ; Deborah : twice a donor! ; Missy : I can give life -- The gift of giving. Saints or normal folk? ; Cynthia : a Valentine's Day gift ; Ken : the "life preserver" ; Karen : pay it forward -- Life experience and giving. Altruism, abundance, and suffering ; Chad : kidney-shaped cufflinks ; Curt : prunes and motorcycles ; Garrett : helping the vulnerable -- Becoming an organ donor. Candidacy evaluation ; The donor's family circle ; Organ donation surgery ; Complications -- Life after organ donation. Kevin : Canada's first good Samaritan ; Claude : ready to rescue ; The organ recipient : ethical considerations ; Life after donation ; Elevation
Control code
2011016618
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 201 p.
Isbn
9781442211155
Lccn
2011016618
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn724674071
Label
The organ donor experience : good samaritans and the meaning of altruism, Katrina A. Bramstedt and Rena Down
Link
http://covers.rowmanlittlefield.com/L/14/422/1442211156.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Ethics and altruism. Ethics, values, motivations ; Fred : a real-life superhero ; Josie : crisis control ; Matt : making amends -- Destined to be a donor. Constructs of destiny ; Dave : the voice on the beach ; Cheryl : the game is on hold today ; Max : how many people can I help? ; Jeff : blind but with clear vision ; Jack : in memory of September 11 -- Serving others and giving back. Trends among good Samaritans ; Deborah : twice a donor! ; Missy : I can give life -- The gift of giving. Saints or normal folk? ; Cynthia : a Valentine's Day gift ; Ken : the "life preserver" ; Karen : pay it forward -- Life experience and giving. Altruism, abundance, and suffering ; Chad : kidney-shaped cufflinks ; Curt : prunes and motorcycles ; Garrett : helping the vulnerable -- Becoming an organ donor. Candidacy evaluation ; The donor's family circle ; Organ donation surgery ; Complications -- Life after organ donation. Kevin : Canada's first good Samaritan ; Claude : ready to rescue ; The organ recipient : ethical considerations ; Life after donation ; Elevation
Control code
2011016618
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 201 p.
Isbn
9781442211155
Lccn
2011016618
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn724674071

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