Preface Shui Chuen Lee I. A View from Asia: An Introduction Shui Chuen Lee, Justin Ho Medicine and the Biomedical Technologies in the Context of Asian Perspectives II. The Family and its Impact on Bioethics and Personhood Ruiping Fan Confucian Familism and its Implications for Bioethics H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. The Family in Transition and in Authority: The Impact of Biotechnology Stephen Erickson Family Life, Bioethics, and Confucianism III. Medical Decision-Making and Traditional Conception of the Family Shuh-Jen Sheu A Truth-Telling Guideline: The Choice Between Patient Family Autonomy Stephen Wear Truth-Telling to the Sick and Dying in Traditional Chinese Culture: A Reappraisal Shui Chuen Lee On Relational Autonomy: From Feminist Critique to a Confucian Model for Clinical Practice Leonardo D. de Castro Reproductive Technology and Post-traditional Family IV. Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Confucian, Islamic, and Western Perspectives Ruiping Fan The Ethics of Experimenting with Human Pluripotent Stem Cells and the Interests of the Family Shui Chuen Lee A Confucian Evaluation of Embryonic Stem Cell Experimentation: An Analysis of the Moral Status of Human Embryos Wen-May Rei Reproductive Choices in a Patriarchal, Legal, and Social Institution: Sex Selection in Taiwan Wong Hon Chung Regulations for Human Embryonic Stem Research in East Asian Countries: A Confucian Critique Sahin Aksoy, Anwar Nasim An Islamic Approach to Stem Cell Experimentation H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. Why Western Culture, Unlike Confucian Culture, is so Concerned about Embryonic Stem Cell Research: The Christian Roots of the Difference V. Taking the Family Seriously: Confucian Approaches to Health Care Financing Kris Teo Confucian Health Care System in Singapore: A Family-oriented Approach to Financial Sustainability Erika Yu Respect for the Elderly and Family Responsibility: A Confucian Response to the Old Age Allowance Policy in Hong Kong Jeremy Garrett and Justin Ho The Family and Medical Savings Accounts: Reflections on Confucian Approaches to Health Care Financing VI. A Concluding, Quasi-Confucian Postscript Ruiping Fan Reflecting on the Family, Confucius, H. T. Engelhardt, Jr. and the Health Care Challenges of the 21st Century
This book examines the implications of Confucian moral and ontological understandings for medical decision-making, human embryonic stem cell research, and health care financing. The book reveals East Asian attitudes on the moral status of human embryos and the morality of embryonic stem cell research that are quite different from Christian and Muslim cultural perspectives. The book also discusses how Confucian cultural resources can help meet the challenges of health care financing.
A detailed view of implications of Confucian thought for bioethics
An introduction to why East Asian medical practice and the norms for human embryonic research are so different from that in North America and Europe
Provides a detailed exploration of why the concept of the family plays such a central role in East Asian medical decision-making
A description of why the research ethics debate regarding human embryos is in strong contrast to much of that in the West
A rich resource for cross cultural studies of the role of the family in East Asian health care