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The local complexities of ethical decisions

Sandhya Srinivasan

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2007.059


Abstract

This book is the product of three months of participant-observation research in a dialysis and renal transplant unit in Karachi which conducts only genetically matched transplants. The author, a surgeon who went on to study bioethics, “sought to understand how donors, recipients, their families and healthcare professionals in one of the busiest transplantation institutions in Pakistan interpreted and utilized indigenous belief and value systems to make sense of difficult, profoundly stressful situations in life.”

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