Money Talks, Money Kills -- the Economics of Transplantation in Japan and China
Bioethics. 1999 Jul; 13(3-4): 236-243.
Japan and China have long resisted the Western trend of organ transplantation from brain-dead patients, based on a 'Confucian' respect for integrity of ancestors' bodies. While their general publics continue to harbor grave doubts about such practices, their medical and political elites are hastening towards the road of organ-harvesting and organ-marketing, largely for economic reasons. This report illustrates the ways that economics is motivating brain-death legislation in Japan and criminal executions in China.
Allowing to Die; Brain; Brain Death; Capital Punishment; Death; Determination of Death; Directed Donation; Economics; Hospitals; Institutional Policies; Legal Aspects; Legislation; Marketing; Motivation; Non-Western World; Organ Donation; Organ Transplantation; Patients; Prisoners; Public Policy; Punishment; Tissue Donation; Tissue Transplantation; Transplantation; Western World;
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