A Valuable Up-to-Date Compendium of Bioethical Knowledge
Developing World Bioethics 2005 September; 5(3): 216-219
In this brief article, we examine the document entitled Universal Draft Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, published by UNESCO in June 2005. We examine it in terms of its content and its appropriate role in global bioethics movements in the future. We make clear our view on the Declaration: the Declaration, despite a variety of serious problems, remains a valuable bioethical document and can contribute in substantial ways to the happiness of people throughout the world.
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Asai, Atsushi; Kishino, Minako; Tsuguya, Fukui; Sakai, Masahiko; Yokota, Masako; Nakata, Kazumi; Sasakabe, Sumiko; Sawada, Kiyomi; Kaiji, Fumie (1998-04)BACKGROUND: Patients in different countries have different attitudes toward self-determination and medical information. Little is known how much respect Japanese patients feel should be given for their wishes about ...
Survey of Japanese Physicians' Attitudes Towards the Care of Adult Patients in Persistent Vegetative State Asai, Atsushi; Maekawa, Munetaka; Akiguchi, Ichiro; Fukui, Tsuguya; Miura, Yasuhiko; Tanabe, Noboru; Fukuhara, Shunichi (1999-08)OBJECTIVES: Ethical issues have recently been raised regarding the appropriate care of patients in persistent vegetative state (PVS) in Japan. The purpose of our study is to study the attitudes and beliefs of Japanese physicians ...
Asai, Atsushi; Fukuhara, Shunichi; Inoshita, Osamu; Miura, Yasuhiko; Tanabe, Noboru; Kurokawa, Kiyoshi (1997-10)OBJECTIVES: Life-sustaining treatment at the end of life gives rise to many ethical problems in Japan. Recent surveys of Japanese physicians suggested that they tend to treat terminally ill patients aggressively. We studied ...