Family-Oriented Informed Consent

East Asian and American Perspectives

  • Ruiping Fan

Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 121)

Also part of the Asian Studies in Bioethics and the Philosophy of Medicine book sub series (ASBP, volume 121)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Dependency, Autonomy, and the Role of the Family

  4. Informed Consent: Individual-Oriented vs. Family-Oriented

  5. Family Consent in End-of-Life Decision Making

  6. Risk Assuming, Organ Donation, Medical Research and the Family

  7. Family Shared Decision Making, Truth Telling, and Advance Directives

  8. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Lisa M. Rasmussen
      Pages 273-285
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 287-288

About this book


This volume addresses the proper character of patient informed consent to medical treatment and clinical research. The goal is critically to explore the current individually oriented approach to informed consent which grew out of the dominant bioethics movement that arose in the United States in the 1970s. In contrast to that individually oriented approach, this volume explores the importance of family-oriented approaches to informed consent for medical treatment and clinical research. It draws on both East Asian moral resources as well as a critical response to the ways in which the practice of informed consent has developed in the United States


East Asian moral resources Informed Consent health care policy law and health care medical ethics patient authorization

Editors and affiliations

  • Ruiping Fan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Public PolicyCity University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong SAR

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12119-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12120-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0376-7418
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0080
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