Bioethics and Organ Transplantation in a Muslim Society: A Study in Culture, Ethnography, and Religion (Bioethics and the Humanities)
Publish Date: 2006-08-31
Author: Farhat Moazam
Dr. Farhat Moazam has written a wonderful book, based on her extraordinary first-hand study.... [S]he is an exceptionally gifted and evocative writer. Her book not only has the attributes of a superb piece of intellectual work, but it has literary artistic merit. Renee C. Fox, Annenberg Professor Emerita of the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania
This is an ethnographic study of live, related kidney donation in Pakistan, based on Farhat Moazams participant-observer research conducted at a public hospital. Her narrative is both a thick description of renal transplant cases and the cultural, ethical, and family conflicts that accompany them, and an object lesson in comparative bioethics.