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Article: Voices of donors: case reports of body donation in Hong Kong

TitleVoices of donors: case reports of body donation in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsBequest program
Body donation
Cadaver
Chinese culture
Medical education
Issue Date2012
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1935-9780/issues/
Citation
Anatomical Sciences Education, 2012, v. 5 n. 5, p. 295-300 How to Cite?
AbstractBody donation is important for medical education and academic research. However, it is relatively rare in Hong Kong when compared with many Western countries. Comprehensive research has been performed on the motivation for body donation in Western countries; however, there is still insufficient research on body donation in Hong Kong to provide information on how to increase the body-donation rate. To understand the factors involved in the decision to donate one's body, the authors interviewed a registered donor and the daughter of another donor in Hong Kong. The authors interpreted the information collected in light of the available published reports, which mostly focus on body donation in Western countries. Despite the consistency of some demographic factors and motivations between the participants in our study and those investigated in the published reports from Western countries, there are differences in education level and socioeconomic status between the donors in our study and those from Western studies. The authors also suggest that Confucianism and Buddhism in Chinese culture may motivate potential body donors in Hong Kong. Other important factors that influence the body-donation decision may include family members' body donation, registration as organ donors, and good doctor-patient relationships. Although case report studies have their limitations, this study allows us to explore the complexity of events and establish the interconnectivity of factors involved in body donation, which could not be achieved in previous survey-based studies.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/149788
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dc.contributor.authorChiu, HYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, KSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMa, SKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, CHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, SWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTipoe, GLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, LKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T05:58:40Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T05:58:40Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAnatomical Sciences Education, 2012, v. 5 n. 5, p. 295-300en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1935-9772en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/149788-
dc.description.abstractBody donation is important for medical education and academic research. However, it is relatively rare in Hong Kong when compared with many Western countries. Comprehensive research has been performed on the motivation for body donation in Western countries; however, there is still insufficient research on body donation in Hong Kong to provide information on how to increase the body-donation rate. To understand the factors involved in the decision to donate one's body, the authors interviewed a registered donor and the daughter of another donor in Hong Kong. The authors interpreted the information collected in light of the available published reports, which mostly focus on body donation in Western countries. Despite the consistency of some demographic factors and motivations between the participants in our study and those investigated in the published reports from Western countries, there are differences in education level and socioeconomic status between the donors in our study and those from Western studies. The authors also suggest that Confucianism and Buddhism in Chinese culture may motivate potential body donors in Hong Kong. Other important factors that influence the body-donation decision may include family members' body donation, registration as organ donors, and good doctor-patient relationships. Although case report studies have their limitations, this study allows us to explore the complexity of events and establish the interconnectivity of factors involved in body donation, which could not be achieved in previous survey-based studies.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1935-9780/issues/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAnatomical Sciences Educationen_HK
dc.rightsAnatomical Sciences Education. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons, Inc..-
dc.subjectBequest programen_HK
dc.subjectBody donationen_HK
dc.subjectCadaveren_HK
dc.subjectChinese cultureen_HK
dc.subjectMedical educationen_HK
dc.titleVoices of donors: case reports of body donation in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailTipoe, GL: tgeorge@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, LK: lapki@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/ase.1280en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid22532489-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridNg, KS=55192364800en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChiu, HY=55192599800en_HK

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