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Bioethics Yearbook

Regional Developments in Bioethics: 1991–1993

  • The Center for Ethics, Medicine, and Public Issues
  • Editors
  • B. Andrew Lustig
Book

Part of the Bioethics Yearbook book series (BIYB, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. B. Andrew Lustig
    Pages 1-5
  3. Lisa A. Parker, Athena Beldecos, Donald Ainslie, Nathaniel Hupert, Rachel Ankeny Majeske, Robert Arnold
    Pages 7-87
  4. John R. Williams
    Pages 89-112
  5. Juan Carlos Tealdi, Gustavo Pis Diez, Oscar Esquibel
    Pages 113-135
  6. David Greaves, Martyn Evans, Rupert Jarvis, Derek Morgan, Neil Pickering
    Pages 137-181
  7. Anne Fagot-Largeault, Paul-Antoine Miquel
    Pages 183-210
  8. Ruud H. J. Ter Meulen, Frans C. B. Van Wijmen, Robert Houtepen, Bert C. Molewijk, Ine J. M. Nederveen-Van Der Kragt, Jos C. J. Dute
    Pages 211-245
  9. Francesc Abel, Ma Pilar Nuñez, Nuria Terribas, Montserrat Viñas
    Pages 269-283
  10. Jorge Biscaia, Walter Osswald
    Pages 285-289
  11. Paolo Cattorini, Massimo Reichlin
    Pages 291-299
  12. Göran Hermerén, Søren Holm, Reidar K. Lie
    Pages 301-326
  13. R. Angeles Tan Alora
    Pages 327-337
  14. Ren-Zong Qiu, Da-Jie Jin
    Pages 339-365
  15. Kazumasa Hoshino
    Pages 367-376
  16. Max Charlesworth
    Pages 377-392
  17. Alastair V. Campbell
    Pages 393-405
  18. The Center for Ethics, Medicine, and Public Issues
    Pages 411-411
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 407-433

About this book

Introduction

nology in New Zealand. Angeles Tan Alora reports on the Code of Pharmaceutical Marketmg Practices developed by the Pharmaceutical and Health Care Association of the Philippines. Ruud ter Meulen and his colleagues provide detailed analysis of the Remmelink Commission's report on euthanasia in the Netherlands. Kazumasa Hoshino discusses the fmdings of the Special Committee on Gene Therapy in Japan. As such examples suggest, the activities of many governmental groups and professional advisory bodies, although varied, tend to converge upon a number of especially important issues. If one peruses the index of documents discussed in Volume Four, certain topics are more often the focus of legislation and official concern than others: withholding and withdrawing treatment, access to health care, consent to treatment and experimentation, and issues posed by HIV testing and AIDS. Such a common focus should not be exaggerated, for the discussion of topics is wide-ranging. But that commonality, when in evidence, is also not surprising. It suggests that key issues and concerns in bioethics may be widely shared among modern cultures and societies, for all the distinctiveness of a particular nation's or region's response to them. Issues of informed consent, after all, implicate more fundamental matters of respect for persons and the rights of individuals in the contexts of therapy and research. Issues of access to medical care concretize deeper questions about the nature and scope of a society's welfare obligations to its citizens.

Keywords

Ethics bioethics confidentiality death health transplantation

Authors and affiliations

  • The Center for Ethics, Medicine, and Public Issues
    • 1
  1. 1.Baylor College of Medicine, The Institute of ReligionRice UniversityHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-0197-4
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4089-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0197-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-261X
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