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Organ Donation and Medical Practices in Modern Japanese Culture
Amy Borovoy, Princeton University

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The Exhaustion of the Body After Japan's Economic Expansion: Kidney Failure and Replacement (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: The Exhaustion of the Body After Japan's Economic Expansion: Kidney Failure and Replacement
Author: Amy Borovoy
Abstract: The aging society is going to come at a large cost to Japan. This is a problem around the world, but Japan is a leader. The effects of aging on the body include diabetes, dementia, high blood pressure, kidney and liver failure, cardio-vascular disease, etc. This is a fascinating social experiment: a society that benefited from demography and human resources to become prosperous and cohesive is now getting hit with the other end of the stick! Themes of “expiration" and exhaustion, the impact of humans on earth over 200,00 years are relevant in Japan now. What does it means to care for a nation to care for its people in these circumstances? What ethical implications for medicine and clinical decision-making?
Date: 2/14/2018
Conference Name: East Asian Studies Department Colloquium


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