Organ Transplantation: Concepts, Issues, Practice, and Outcomes

Mission Statement

Written and edited by an esteemed group of experts in clinical transplantation, Organ Transplantation: Concepts, Issues, Practice, and Outcomes is an essential reference for transplant nurses at the bedside, transplant coordinators, nursing faculty, and allied health care providers working in the field of solid organ transplantation. This is the first full text nursing book on organ transplantation to be published electronically.


This activity is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Fujisawa Healthcare, Inc.

Table of Contents


(Susan L. Smith, RN, PhD)


Part One: Concepts

Chapter 1: Historical Perspectives on Transplantation
(Susan L. Smith, RN, PhD)

Chapter 2: Immunologic Aspects of Organ Transplantation
(Susan Smith MN, PhD)

Chapter 3: Immunosuppressive Therapies in Organ Transplantation
(Susan L. Smith, MSN, PhD)

Chapter 4: Infection in the Organ Transplant Recipient
(Nancy L. Stitt, RN, BSN, CCRN)

Part Two: Issues

Chapter 5: Policy and Practice in Organ Transplantation
(Franki Chabalewski RN, MS; Gloria Taylor RN, MA; Kim Johnson MS; Katherine A. Evers RN, BSN, CCRN, CPTC; Lin Johnson McGaw, RN, MEd; Deanna C. Sampson, JD; Joel Newman, MS)

Chapter 6: Organ and Tissue Donation and Recovery
(Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD)

Chapter 7: Xenotransplantation
(Eda T. Bloom, PhD)

Chapter 8: Psychosocial Aspects of Organ Transplantation
(Mary Amanda Dew, PhD; Jan Manzetti, RN, PhD; Jean R. Goycoolea, MA; Ann Lee, RN, CRNP; Rachelle Zomak, RN, MSN; Judith L. Venzak, RN, BSN; Kenneth McCurry, MD; Robert L. Kormos, MD)

Part Three: Practice

Chapter 9: Kidney Transplantation
(Rebecca P. Winsett, FNP, PhD, Judy Martin, FNP, PhD, Laura Reed, FNP, Carey Bateman, FNP)

Chapter 10: Pancreas Transplantation
(Patricia A. Cowan, PhD; Mona N. Wicks, PhD; Teresa C. Rutland, MSN, FNP; Judith Ammons, MSN, FNP; Donna K. Hathaway, PhD)

Chapter 11: Liver Transplantation
(Cosme Manzarbeitia, MD; Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD)

Chapter 12: Intestine Transplantation
(Beverly Kosmach-Park, MSN, CNRP)

Chapter 13: Heart Transplantation
(Diane K. Dressler, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCTC)

Chapter 14: Lung Transplantation
(Connie White-Williams, MSN, RN)

Part Four: Outcomes

Chapter 15: Quality Aspects of Transplantation
(Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD)

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