Interesting texts and links

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Philosophical questions and conundrums raised by organ transplantation which fascinate us that we’ve been exploring and reflecting on during our residency, includes how an individual incorporates the organ of another into their body, and what impact this experience has on their identity and sense of self? We’re also interested in researching donor kin and recipient relationships. Writers and texts which have informed us in these respects include:

Lesley A. Sharp

‘Strange Harvest ‘Organ Transplants, Denatured Bodies, and the Transformed Self’

Margrit Shildrick

Troubling dimensions of heart transplantation, Medical Humanities 2009; 35:35-38

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