Book Volume 80 2004

Bioethics: Asian Perspectives

A Quest for Moral Diversity


ISBN: 978-90-481-6509-4 (Print) 978-94-017-0419-9 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi

  2. Introduction: Bioethics and Asian Culture - A Quest for Moral Diversity

    1. Chapter

      Pages 1-9

      Introduction: Bioethics and Asian Culture — A Quest for Moral Diversity

  3. The Foundations of Bioethics in Asia

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11

    2. Chapter

      Pages 13-28

      Confucian and Western Notions of Human Need and Agency: Health Care and Biomedical Ethics in the Twenty-First Century

    3. Chapter

      Pages 29-43

      Personhood and Bioethics: A Chinese Perspective

    4. Chapter

      Pages 45-48

      The Foundations of a Possible Asian Bioethics

    5. Chapter

      Pages 49-56

      Confucian Personhood and Bioethics

    6. Chapter

      Pages 57-68

      Rights or Virtues? Towards a Reconstructionist Confucian Bioethics

  4. Bioethis in Asian Culture: Global or Local?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 69-69

    2. Chapter

      Pages 71-81

      Philippine Culture and Bioethics

    3. Chapter

      Pages 83-89

      Living in Separate and Unequal Worlds: A Study in the Application of Bioethics

    4. Chapter

      Pages 91-103

      Bioethics and Communicative Ethics

    5. Chapter

      Pages 105-112

      Sakit and Karamdaman: Towards Authenticity in Filipino Concepts of Disease and Illness

  5. Life, Death, Euthanasia and End-of-Life Care

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 113-113

    2. Chapter

      Pages 115-127

      Cloning Humans? — Some Moral Considerations

    3. Chapter

      Pages 129-134

      Brain Death Criteria in Japan

    4. Chapter

      Pages 135-146

      To Have a Good Birth as Well as a Good Death: The Chinese Traditional View of Life and Its Implications for Modernity

    5. Chapter

      Pages 147-155

      Life, Death and End-of-Life Care: Taoist Perspective

    6. Chapter

      Pages 157-169

      Euthanasia should be Legalized in China: Personal Perspective

  6. Bioethics, Policy, and Law in Asia

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 171-171

    2. Chapter

      Pages 173-183

      Chinese Population Policy: Good Choice vs. Right Choice

    3. Chapter

      Pages 185-196

      Does Eugenics Exist in China? Ethical Issues in China’s Law on Maternal and Infant Care

    4. Chapter

      Pages 197-205

      AIDS, Policy and Bioethics: A New Bioethical Framework for China’s HIV/AIDS Prevention

    5. Chapter

      Pages 207-228

      Justice is to be Financed Before It is to be Done: A Confucian Approach to Hong Kong Public Health Care Reform

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 229-242