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Japanese and Western bioethics : studies in moral diversity / edited by Kazumasa Hoshino.

Hoshino, Kazumasa.
[1997], ©1997
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Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, [1997], ©1997.

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xii, 243 pages ; 24 cm.


Proceedings of the United States-Japan Bioethics Congress held Sept. 2-4, 1994, in Tokyo, Japan


Japanese and Western bioethics : studies in moral diversity / H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. -- Bioethics in the light of Japanese sentiments / Kazumasa Hoshino -- Comparative studies : Japan and America / Tom L. Beauchamp -- Nursing perspectives in bioethics / Joy H. Penticuff -- Characteristics of Japanese concepts and attitudes with regard to human remains / Emiko Namihira -- Technology, authority and the loss of tradition : the roots of American bioethics in comaprison with Japanese bioethics / Gerald P. McKenny -- Sanctity of life : a study in ambiguity and confusion / Kevin WM. Wildes -- Quality of life decisions and the hopelessly ill patient : the physician as moral agent and truth teller / Edward W. Keyserlingk
Autonomy and communitarianism : the ethics of terminal care in cross-cultural perspective / Robert M. Veatch -- Thought on terminal care in Japan / Fumio Yamazaki -- Medical futility : philosophical reflections on death / Baruch Brody -- Facing death the Japanese way - customs and ethos / Shigeaki Hinohara -- Ethos and its changes : a commentary on facing death the Japanese way - customs and ethos / Gen Ohi -- Concept of happiness in Oriental thought and its significance in clinical medicine / Akira Akabayashi -- Normative status of the human genome : Western taboos, intuitions, and beliefs at the end of the Christian era / H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. -- Three levels of problems in cross-cultural explorations of bioethics : a methodological approach / Ruiping Fan -- Moral strangers : a humanity that does not bind / Mark J. Cherry.

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