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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 221-224

Decision-making in complex clinical scenarios using an ethical framework: Kidney transplantation in a patient with severe left ventricular dysfunction


1 Department of Nephrology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
3 Department of Cardiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
4 Department of Urology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sreejith Parameswaran
#5348, Department of Nephrology, Super Speciality Block, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research Campus, Dhanvantari Nagar P O, Puducherry - 605 006
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijot.ijot_13_19

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Complex medical scenarios such as organ transplantation often bring up complex ethical issues for the medical practitioner. Knowledge about evidence-based medical evaluation and management combined with adhering to fundamental principles of medical ethics will go a long way in protecting the interests of all the stakeholders. Here, we discuss a complex scenario faced by our kidney transplantation team about offering transplantation for a patient with severe left ventricular dysfunction and how we used a framework of ethical principles in clinical decision-making.


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