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Title A death retold : Jesica Santillan, the bungled transplant, and paradoxes of medical citizenship / Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston, and Peter Guarnaccia, editors.

Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2006.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (378 pages) : illustrations.
Series Studies in social medicine
Studies in social medicine.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : chronicles of an accidental death / Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston and Peter Guarnaccia -- pt. I. Medical error and the American transplant theater -- American's angel or thieving immigrant? : media coverage, the Santillan story, and publicized ambivalence toward donation and transplantation / Susan E. Morgan [and others] -- Hobson's choices : matching and mismatching in transplantation work processes / Richard I. Cook -- The transplant surgeon's perspective on the bungled transplant / Thomas Diflo -- From Libby Zion to Jesica Santillan : many truths / Barron H. Lerner -- All things twice, first tragedy then farce : lessons from a transplant error / Charles L. Bosk -- pt. II. Justice and second chances across the border -- The politics of second chances : waste, futility, and the debate over Jesica's second transplant / Keith Wailoo and Julie Livingston -- Tucker's heart : racial politics and heart transplantation in America / Susan E. Lederer -- Justice in organ allocation / Rosamond Rhodes -- Playing with matches without getting burned : public confidence in organ allocation / Jed Adam Gross -- Consuming differences : post-human ethics, global (in) justice, and the transplant trade in organs / Nancy Scheper-Hughes -- pt. III. Citizens and foreigners/eligibility and exclusion -- Sympathy and exclusion : access to health care for undocumented immigrants in the United States / Beatrix Hoffman -- Eligibility for organ transplantation to foreign nationals : the relationship between citizenship, justice, and philanthropy as policy criteria / Eric M. Meslin, Karen R. Salmon and Jason T. Eberl -- Imagining the nation, imagining donor recipients : Jesica Santillan and the public discourse of belonging / Leo R. Chavez -- pt. IV. Speaking for Jesica -- Babes and baboons : Jesica Santillan and experimental pediatric transplant research in America / Lesley A. Sharp -- Jesica speaks? : adolescent consent for transplantation and ethical uncertainty / Carolyn Rouse -- Fame and fortune : the "simple " ethics of organ transplantation / Nancy M.P. King.
Summary In February 2003, an undocumented immigrant teenager from Mexico lay dying in a prominent American hospital due to a stunning medical oversight - she had received a heart-lung transplantation of the wrong blood type. In the following weeks, Jesica Santillan's tragedy became a portal into the complexities of American medicine, prompting contentious debate about new patterns and old problems in immigration, the hidden epidemic of medical error, the lines separating transplant 'haves' from 'have-nots', the right to sue, and the challenges posed by 'foreigners' crossing borders for medical care.
Other author Wailoo, Keith.
Livingston, Julie.
Guarnaccia, Peter Joseph.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Santillan, Jesica.
Heart -- Transplantation -- United States.
Lungs -- Transplantation -- United States.
Blood -- Transfusion -- Complications -- United States.
Teenage immigrants -- Medical care -- United States.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780807877524 (electronic bk.)
0807877522 (electronic bk.)
9781469605432 (electronic bk.)
1469605430 (electronic bk.)