Liver transplantation has been an acceptable treatment for end-stage liver disease for many years. The greatest number of patients needing transplantation for survival are those suffering from alcohol-related end-stage liver disease. Throughout the years, many debates and much research have been completed looking at the medical and ethical responsibility to give transplants to these patients. In this article, the author looks at some of the arguments facing transplantation in patients with alcoholism and some of the related research published
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Stigmatized Populations/Violence| May 01 1994
Alcohol-Related End-Stage Liver Disease and Transplantation: The Debate Continues
Lynn A. Kelso, MSN, CRNP, CCRN
From the Department of Critical Care Medicine and the Division of Nursing in the Liver Transplant Intensive Care Units, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Reprint requests to Lynn Kelso, MSN, CRNP, CCRN, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, CCM Ofc., 6th floor, Scaife Hall, 200 Lothrop St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1994) 5 (4): 501–506.
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Lynn A. Kelso; Alcohol-Related End-Stage Liver Disease and Transplantation: The Debate Continues. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 May 1994; 5 (4): 501–506. doi:
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