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Japanese and western bioethics : studies in moral diversity

Author: Kazumasa Hoshino
Publisher: Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publ., 1997.
Series: Philosophy and medicine, 54
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The essays in this volume, while exploring bioethical issues bearing on death and dying, the use of scarce resources, and genetic interventions, also compare approaches to bioethics in Japan versus  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kazumasa Hoshino
ISBN: 0792341120 9780792341123
OCLC Number: 876199418
Description: XII, 243 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword. Introduction; K. Hoshino. Japanese and Western Bioethics: Studies in Moral Diversity; H.T. Engelhardt. Part I: Ethical Universality and Cultural Particularity. Bioethics in the Light of Japanese Sentiments; K. Hoshino. Comparative Studies: Japan and America; T.L. Beauchamp. Nursing Perspectives in Bioethics; J. Hinson Penticuff. The Characteristics of Japanese Concepts and Attitudes with Regard to Human Remains; E. Namihira. Part II: Traditions, Authorities and Ambiguities. Technology, Authority and the Loss of Tradition: The Roots of American Bioethics in Comparison with Japanese Bioethics; G.P. McKenny. Sanctity of Life: A Study in Ambiguity and Confusion; K.Wm. Wildes, S.J. Quality of Life Decisions and the Hopelessly Ill Patient: The Physician as Moral Agent and Truth Teller; E.W. Keyserlingk. Part III: Death, Life, and Well-Being. Autonomy and Communitarianism: The Ethics of Terminal Care in Cross-Cultural Perspective; R.M. Veatch. A Thought on Terminal Care in Japan; F. Yamazaki. Medical Futility: Philosophical Reflections on Death; B. Brody. Facing Death the Japanese Way - Customs and Ethos; S. Hinohara. Ethos and its Changes: A Commentary on Facing Death the Japanese Way - Customs and Ethos; G. Ohi. The Concept of Happiness in Oriental Thought and its Significance in Clinical Medicine; A. Akabayashi. Part IV: The Human Genome: Taboos and Moral Intuitions. The Normative Status of the Human Genome; A European Perspective; K. Bayertz. Moral Puzzles Concerning the Human Genome: Western Taboos, Intuitions, and Beliefs at the End of the Christian Era; H.T. Engelhardt. Part V: Cross Cultural Diversity and Post-Traditional Morality. Three Levels of Problems in Cross-Cultural Explorations of Bioethics: A Methodological Approach; R. Fan. Moral Strangers: A Humanity that Does Not Bind; M.J. Cherry. Notes on Contributors. Index.
Series Title: Philosophy and medicine, 54
Responsibility: edited by Kazumasa Hoshino.


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