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Face transplant: Real and imagined ethical challenges

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Abstract

Ethical lapses associated with the first facial transplant included breaches of confidentiality, bending of research rules, and film deals. However, discussions of the risk-benefit ratio for face transplantation are often deficient in that they ignore the needs, experience, and decision-making capability of potential recipients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-115
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Commentary : Face transplant: Real and imagined ethical challenges. / Powell, Patricia (Tia).

In: Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 34, No. 1, 03.2006, p. 111-115.

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