Intercultural concerns that need to be explored in pre-surgical assessment (Gerdner, et al., 2008; Llorens, 1988; personal communication to G. Yeo,1993) :
- Cultural beliefs in sanctity of body.
- Belief that the body must be whole to “cross over”.
- Cultural beliefs concerning blood loss (e.g., that blood is not replaced).
- Belief that organs are being harvested illegally.