Politics, Piety, and Biomedicine

The Malaysian Transplant Venture

Jenny Schreiber

Transcript-Verlag

Politics, Piety, and Biomedicine

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Pub Date: September 2017

ISBN: 9783837637021

298 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Politics, Piety, and Biomedicine

The Malaysian Transplant Venture

Jenny Schreiber

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The discourse on transplantation and brain death has become emblematic of conflicts between certain perspectives on adequate medical care, death, and dying. Scientific and religious, modernizing and traditional as well as academic and popular voices debate how to approach these topics. This work captures the heterogeneous and often contradictory views on the Malaysian transplant venture and the treatment option of end-stage organ failure from the Malay and Chinese population, physicians, state officials, and Muslim, Buddhist, and Daoist clergy. It also addresses vital issues as to the use of and extent to which biomedicine and medical technology in contemporary Malaysia actually benefits its people.

About the Author

Jenny Schreiber studied cultures and languages of Southeast Asia and medicine in Hamburg and Sydney. Her research interests include ethical issues and decision-making processes in biomedicine. She is currently completing her specialist training in neurosurgery.