Organ transplantation as a transformative experience: anthropological insights into the restructuring of the self.

@article{Sharp1995OrganTA,
  title={Organ transplantation as a transformative experience: anthropological insights into the restructuring of the self.},
  author={L. Sharp},
  journal={Medical anthropology quarterly},
  year={1995},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={
          357-89
        }
}
  • L. Sharp
  • Published 1995
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Medical anthropology quarterly
  • Transplantation represents in the popular mind the pinnacle of biomedical knowledge and skill. Its feasibility depends upon the management of conflicting cultural values surrounding death and dying, where diverse parties consider bodies and their parts to be personal property, sacred entities, or offerings to the common good. Specifically within the specialized transplant community, viable organs are scarce, socially valuable resources. The ideology that guides transplant professionals, however… CONTINUE READING
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