Commentary: Face transplant: Real and imagined ethical challenges

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

20 Scopus citations


Ethical lapses associated with the first facial transplant included breaches of confidentiality, bending of research rules, and film deals. However, discussions of the risk-benefit ratio for face transplantation are often deficient in that they ignore the needs, experience, and decision-making capability of potential recipients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-115
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy


Dive into the research topics of 'Commentary: Face transplant: Real and imagined ethical challenges'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this