Bioethics and Moral Content: National Traditions of Health Care Morality

Bioethics and Moral Content: National Traditions of Health Care Morality : Papers dedicated in tribute to Kazumasa Hoshino

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This volume explores the plurality of moral perspectives shaping bioethics. It is inspired by Kazumasa Hoshino's critical reflections on the differences in moral perspectives separating Japanese and American bioethics. It offers a rich perspective of the range of approaches to bioethics and brings into question whether there is unambiguously one ethics for bioethics to apply.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 306 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2003 ed.
  • VI, 306 p.
  • 0792368282
  • 9780792368281

Table of contents

Dedication; H.T. Engelhardt Jr., L.M. Rasmussen.
Part I: Physician Virtue and National Traditions. The Physician: Professional or Entrepreneur; R.M. Veatch. The Physician-Patient Relationship and Individualization of Treatment: From the View of Traditional Chinese Medical Practice; T. Wang.
Part II: Medical Technologies and National Bioethics. Medical Technologies and Universal Ethics in Transcultural Perspective; H.-M. Sass. Brain Death, Pregnancy and Cultural Reluctance toward Scientific Rationalism; K. Bayertz, K.W. Schmidt. Bioethics in Italy up to 2002: An Overview; M. Mori. Development and Identity of Swiss Bioethics; F. Jotterand.
Part III: Death, Culture, and Moral Difference. Death with Dignity: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the United States and Japan; M.D. Fetters, M. Danis. Euthanasia, Individual Choice and the Family: A Hong Kong Perspective; Ho-Mun Chan. Dissensus in the Face of a Passion for Consensus: How the Japanese and the Germans Could Still Understand One Another; C. Delkeskamp-Hayes.
Part IV: Global Bioethics and its Critics. Moral Diversity and Bioethics Consultation; L.M. Rasmussen. The Challenge of Doing International Bioethics; D.C. Thomasma. Taking Moral Diversity Seriously: A Discussion of the Foundations of Global Bioethics; J. Chan. Coveting an International Bioethics: Universal Aspirations and False Promises; M.J. Cherry. Reconstructionist Confucianism and Bioethics: A Note on Moral Difference; Ruiping Fan.
Notes on Contributors. Index.
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