Understanding ethical issues in MT

Understanding Ethical issues from Dr. Prem’s guidebook on Medical Tourism provides information on ethical considerations medical tourists should take into account. Several facilities catering to medical tourists tend to utilize unethical practices to lure patients for monetary gain. For example, due to the long waiting lists for organ transplants, patients tend to travel to medical tourism destinations for these services.

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However, there have been several issues regarding the origins of these organs at medical tourism destinations as they could possibly be obtained through illegal means. Patients need to be precautious before travelling and ensure that unethical practices won’t be taking place in the foreign facility.

Taking the ethical microscope to surrogacy tourism 

Taking the ethical microscope to surrogacy tourism 

When the biological parents are incapable of bearing a baby of their own, they take recourse to surrogacy. But even if…
A medical tourist must avoid walking the thin line of ethical issues

A medical tourist must avoid walking the thin line of ethical issues

Due to the growth of medical tourism industry, several facilities try to woo potential medical tourists using unethical, and sometimes…
Getting a grip on cultural and ethical issues in medical tourism

Getting a grip on cultural and ethical issues in medical tourism

The chance of a medical tourist facing cross culture misunderstanding is also as high as it gets. To avoid these,…
Ethical issues to consider when looking at medical tourism

Ethical issues to consider when looking at medical tourism

Generally, the American Medical tourists save a substantial amount with their medical tourism bills, an attraction of lower cost. However,…
How to avoid unethical practices involved in medical tourism

How to avoid unethical practices involved in medical tourism

With the growth of the medical tourism sector, some facilities are still trying to persuade potential medical tourists using unethical,…
Ethical issues related to medical tourism

Ethical issues related to medical tourism

While millions of patients swarm to developed countries each year to experience high quality treatment and healthcare at low cost.…
Ethical and legal apprehensions related to medical tourism

Ethical and legal apprehensions related to medical tourism

Medical facilities are very expensive in most of the developed countries. Moreover, there is a long waiting list for getting…
What are the risks involved in Medical Tourism

What are the risks involved in Medical Tourism

Making plans to visit another country for getting a cost-effective healthcare solution? It is suggested to consider the involved risks…
Ethical and legal issues plaguing medical tourism

Ethical and legal issues plaguing medical tourism

Medical tourism has continued to grow at an exponential rate in today’s world. However, the sector has not been without…
Tips to avoid unethical practices during medical tourism

Tips to avoid unethical practices during medical tourism

Before selecting a host country, you should aim to compare the facilities available at home and in the host country…
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