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Conference: ‘Who Owns Your Body? – Beyond The Physical’ (6-7 November 2018)

Dr Philip Beh, Associate Professor of the Department of Pathology & Co-Director of the Centre for Medical Ethics & Law, the University of Hong Kong

Abstract: Nearly 45,000 individuals die in Hong Kong each year. In the majority of cases, they die in the public hospitals and the body will be collected by family members. Most bodies in Hong Kong are cremated. What should the hospital authorities do with “unclaimed” bodies? What legislation should they abide by? Is a legal practice acceptable?

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