Medical Ethics the Japanese Way
Hastings Center Report. 1985 Oct; 15(5): 21-24.
Feldman describes the discipline of medical ethics as relatively undeveloped in Japan, where cultural values of consensus and deference to authority result in few challenges to physician decision making. He discusses Japanese attitudes toward a variety of specific bioethical issues, including artificial insemination by donor, in vitro fertilization followed by embryo transfer, care of handicapped newborns, brain death, organ transplantation, and truthtelling to terminally ill patients. (KIE abstract)
Abortion; Allowing to Die; Artificial Insemination; Attitudes; Bioethical Issues; Bioethics; Body Parts and Fluids; Brain; Brain Death; Congenital Disorders; Consensus; Death; Decision Making; Disclosure; Economics; Embryo Transfer; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; Hospitals; In Vitro Fertilization; Medical Ethics; Newborns; Organ Donation; Organ Transplantation; Patient Care; Patients; Physician Patient Relationship; Physicians; Prognosis; Reproductive Technologies; Terminally Ill; Transplantation; Values;
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