I’ve taught at the Tzu Chi school at Hualian, and visited their hospital. I saw a presentation on the ‘Silent Mentor’ program, which included viewing their autopsy rooms and crematorium. It’s a fantastic project. Good to see Taiwan in front for a change.
Also good to see a religious organization having a positive influence:
[quote]At first, medical professionals also viewed the efforts skeptically. Tseng Guo-fang was one of them. Formerly head of anatomy at National Taiwan University’s medical school, Mr. Tseng didn’t see the point in the elaborate efforts to treat the bodies with so much respect. But after agreeing to teach courses at Tzu Chi, he came to appreciate it and eventually took a senior posting at the school.
“I was trained as a hard-core scientist and this didn’t make sense to me,” says Mr. Tseng. " But I began to see that there’s more to teaching a student than just technical ability; we need to create compassionate doctors too."[/quote]