In sum, much more needs to be known about the issue of transplantation in HIV-infected patients before the current state of extremely limited access to transplantation for these patients can be medically and ethically justified. Approaches to remedy this situation may include well-designed outcome studies; revision of existing local, regional, and national policies to better reflect the current state of knowledge; and education of clinicians, patients, and the public about this topic. Nurses can effect change in this area as informed clinicians, patients' advocates, researchers, and policy makers.
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Articles| April 01 2000
Ethics and practice in organ transplantation in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus
Crit Care Nurse (2000) 20 (2): 85–91.
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JA Ricci-Murphy, B Ress, C Axt; Ethics and practice in organ transplantation in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus. Crit Care Nurse 1 April 2000; 20 (2): 85–91. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn2000.20.2.85
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