Over the past forty years transplantation has developed from a laboratory based experimental procedure to a clinical commonplace transplantation raises issues of patient screening and selection quality of life for recipients living donors and their families cognitive changes associated with transplantation ethical considerations and the impact of immunological and pharmacological changes . Purpose to review the psychosocial psychiatric and ethical aspects of organ transplantation content the book focuses on the psychosocial aspects of the selection of candidates for transplantation and living organ donation the quality of life of transplant recipients cognitive assessment of transplantation candidates and special issues . The psychiatrist has multiple roles on the transplant team beginning with the transplantation psychiatry consultation tpc it addresses such issues as risks of exacerbation or recurrence of a psychiatric illness pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic considerations due to organ failure potential drug interactions involving psychotropic and immunosuppressant medications adequacy of support . The selection evaluation and follow up of transplant patients is comprehensively covered in this book with special emphasis on biological psychiatric and ethical issues the editors discuss the many psychological and emotional challenges transplant patients face as a result of disease progression treatment and the transplant process. Get this from a library the transplant patient biological psychiatric and ethical issues in organ transplantation paula t trzepacz andrea f dimartini this book reviews the psychosocial psychiatric and ethical aspects of organ transplantation uniquely interdisciplinary and authoritative and drawing on the pioneering work of the pittsburgh
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