Pedophiles and stalkers as transplant candidates: One program's experience

Wayne Paris, Rachel Miller, Cheryl Hille, Bakr Nour, Johnny Griggs

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Abstract

Transplant assessment of pedophiles and stalkers presents a challenge for clinicians and requires the ability to separate the science from the hysteria. Although rarely seen in organ transplant clinics, the presence of psychosexual disorders can result in both criminal charges and harsh societal reactions. Clinicians must be able to assess and make informed recommendations about the suitability of the candidate and any potential risks for staff, other patients, and society at large. Six patients (5 pedophiles and 1 stalker) were assessed at our major regional multiorgan transplant program; each patient presented with unique and challenging assessment, treatment, and selection issues for the transplant team. The objectives of this article are to raise awareness of the issues associated with pedophiles and stalkers, and to provide the basis for better-informed discussions based on one program's struggles with its candidate selection and follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-328
Number of pages6
JournalProgress in Transplantation
Volume15
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Paris, W., Miller, R., Hille, C., Nour, B., & Griggs, J. (2005). Pedophiles and stalkers as transplant candidates: One program's experience. Progress in Transplantation, 15(4), 323-328.