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A cross-cultural dialogue on health care ethics

Author: Harold G Coward; Phinit Rattanakun.; University of Victoria (B.C.). Centre for Studies in Religion and Society.
Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Published for the Centre for Studies in Religion & Society by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©1999.
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"The ethical theories employed in health care today assume, in the main, a modern Western philosophical framework. Yet the diversity of cultural and religious assumptions regarding human nature, health and illness, life and death, and the status of the individual suggest that a cross-cultural study of health care ethics is needed." "A Cross-Cultural Dialogue on Health Care Ethics provides this study. It shows that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Études transculturelles
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Cross-cultural dialogue on health care ethics.
Waterloo, Ont. : Published for the Centre for Studies in Religion & Society by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©1999
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harold G Coward; Phinit Rattanakun.; University of Victoria (B.C.). Centre for Studies in Religion and Society.
ISBN: 0585322902 9780585322902 0889203253 9780889203259 1280925167 9781280925160 9780889208551 0889208557 9786610925162 661092516X
OCLC Number: 45844414
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 274 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Buddhism, health, disease, and Thai culture --
Concepts of health and disease in traditional Chinese medicine --
Discourses on health: a critical perspective --
Expanding notions of culture for cross-cultural ethics in health and medicine --
Health, health care, and culture: diverse meanings, shared agendas --
Buddhist health care ethics --
Chinese health care ethics --
Secular health care ethics --
Pediatric care: judgments about best interests at the onset of life --
Comparing the participation of Native North American and Euro-North American patients in health care decisions --
End-of-life decisions: clinical decisions about dying and perspectives on life and death --
A critical view of North American health policy --
Threats from the Western biomedical paradigm: implications for Chinese herbology and traditional Thai medicine --
Global challenges: ethical implications of the greening of modern Western medicine.
Other Titles: Cross-cultural dialog on health care ethics
Responsibility: edited by Harold Coward and Pinit Ratanakul.
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Shows that ethical questions can be resolved by examining the ethical principles present in each culture, critically assessing each value, and identifying common values found within all traditions.  Read more...

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