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Title The family, medical decision-making, and biotechnology : critical reflections on Asian moral perspectives / editor, Shui Chuen Lee.
Imprint Dordrecht : Springer, ©2007.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 220 pages)
Series Philosophy and medicine ; v. 91
Philosophy and medicine ; v. 91.
Note "This book grows out from the proceedings of the Third International Conference of Bioethics on The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Human Pluri-potent Stem Cells held on June 24-28, 2002 and the Fourth International Conferences of Bioethics on Biotechnology, Family and Community on June 24-26, 2004 at National Central University and National Taiwan University, Taiwan."--Page xi.
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Subject Medical ethics -- Asia -- Congresses.
Medical ethics -- Cross-cultural studies -- Congresses.
Bioethics -- Asia -- Congresses.
Families -- Asia -- Cross-cultural studies.
Biotechnology -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Genetic engineering -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Bioethics.
Ethics, Medical.
Biotechnology.
Confucianism.
Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Family.
Asia.
Asia.
filosofie
philosophy
ethiek
ethics
geneeskunde
medicine
volksgezondheid
public health
Philosophy (General)
Filosofie (algemeen)
Genre Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Cross-cultural studies.
Contents Medicine and the biomedical technologies in the context of Asian perspectives / Shui Chuen Lee and Justin Ho -- Confucian familism and its bioethical implications / Ruiping Fan -- The family in transition and in authority: the impact of biotechnology / H. Tristram Engelhardt -- Family life, bioethics and Confucianism / Stephen A. Erickson -- The moral ground of truth telling guideline development: the choice between autonomy and paternalism / Shuh-Jen Sheu -- Truth telling to the sick and dying in a traditional Chinese culture / Stephen Wear -- On relational autonomy: from feminist critique to Confucian model for clinical practice / Shui Chuen Lee -- Regulating sex selection in a patriarchal society: lessons from Taiwan / Wenmay Rei -- Modern biotechnology and the postmodern family / Leonardo D. De Castro -- The ethics of human embryonic stem cell research and the interests of the family / Ruiping Fan -- A Confucian evaluation of embryonic stem cell research and the moral status of human embryos / Shui Chuen Lee -- Regulations for human embryonic stem cell research in East Asian countries: a Confucian critique / Hon Chung Wong -- Stem cell research: an Islamic perspective / Sahin Aksoy, Abdurrahman Elmali and Anwar Nasim -- Why Western culture, unlike Confucian culture, is so concerned about embryonic stem cell research: the Christian roots of the difference / H. Tristram Engelhardt -- Confucian healthcare system in Singapore: a family-oriented approach to financial sustainability / Kris Su Hui Teo -- Respect for the elderly and family responsibility: Confucian response to the old age allowance policy in Hong Kong / Erika H.Y. Yu -- Is Singapore's health care system congruent with Confucianism? / Justin Ho.
Summary East Asian medicine, biomedical research, and health care policy are framed by their own set of moral and cultural commitments. Chief among these is the influence of Confucian ideas. A rich portrayal is offered of the implications of Confucian moral and ontological understandings for medical decision-making, human embryonic stem cell research, and health care financing. What is offered is a multifaceted insight into what distinguishes East Asian bioethical reflections. This volume opens with an exploration of the Confucian recognition of the family as an entity existing in its own right and which is not reducible to its members or their interests. As the essays in this volume show, this recognition of the family supports a notion of family autonomy that contrasts with Western individualistic accounts of proper medical decision-making. There are analyses of basic concepts as well as explorations of their implications for actual medical practice. The conflicts in East Asian countries between traditional Confucian and Western bioethics are explored as well as the tension between the new reproductive technologies and traditional understandings of the family. The studies of East Asian reflections concerning the moral status of human embryos and the morality of human embryo stem cell research disclose a set of concerns quite different from those anchored in Christian and Muslim cultural perspectives. The volume closes with an exploration of how Confucian cultural resources can be drawn upon to meet the contemporary challenges of health care financing.
Other Author Lee, Shui Chuen, 1948-
International Conference of Bioethics on Biotechnology, Family and Community (2004 : National Central University and National Taiwan University)
Other Title Print version: International Conference of Bioethics on the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Human Pluri-potent Stem Cells (2002 : National Central University and National Taiwan University). Family, medical decision-making, and biotechnology. Dordrecht : Springer, ©2007 9781402052194 1402052197